Exploring evidence of higher order thinking skills in the writing of first year undergraduates

Faragher, Lynette and Huijser, Henk (2014) Exploring evidence of higher order thinking skills in the writing of first year undergraduates. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 5 (2). pp. 33-44. ISSN 1838-2959

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Abstract

Research indicates that concern is often expressed about the language and discourse skills new students bring with them when they first enrol at university, which leads to assumptions being made about their academic abilities. In this paper, an argument is developed through detailed analysis of student writing, that many new first year students have nascent Higher Order Thinking Skills and the potential to be successful in their studies. The work of Robert Marzano and his associates (Marzano, 2001; Marzano & Kendall, 2007, 2008) is applied to student writing.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Writing Skills, Academic Literacy, Reflective Learning, Higher Order Thinking Skills,Marzano Taxonomy
Field of Research: 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Research Collaboration Area: Education
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2015 23:48
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2016 02:10
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/408

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