READINESS IN APPLYING HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS AFTER ATTENDING COURSES

  • FAZIAH ABD KARIM
  • ROSLY KAYAR
  • TAN JUN CHENG
  • FARIDAH MOHD SOPAH
Keywords: Critical Thinking Skills; Problem Solving Skills;Metacognitive Skills and Decision Making

Abstract

The Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) is the ability to apply knowledge, skills and values in making reasoning and reflection to solve problems, make decisions, innovate and create something. This study is aimed at identifying the level and relationship of higher-thinking skills in critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, metacognitive skills and decision-making skills used among students of Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Tun Hussein Onn (IPGKTHO), Batu Pahat. A total of 44 teacher trainees who had attended the HOTS course were involved as a sample of the study. Likertscale set with a four-point likert scale has been used in assessing this study. The reliability value of questionnaire items in the pilot study was cronbach alpha = 0.90. The results of this study were analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS) version 22.0 to obtain mean analysis, standard deviation and correlation. (Mean = 3.12, SD = .52), problem solving skills (Mean = 3.1, SD = .496), metacognitive skills (Mean = 3.04, SD = .53) and decision making skills (Mean = 3.07, SD = .52). The findings also show the correlation of critical thinking skills with problem solving skills (r = .975), metacognitive skills (r = .976) and decision making skills (r = .984) are at a high level. In conclusion, higher order thinking skills is an importantskill that teacher trainees must master in their teaching profesion thus relevant to the development and needs of the 21st century education

Published
31-05-2018
How to Cite
ABD KARIM, F., KAYAR, R., CHENG, T. J., & MOHD SOPAH, F. (2018). READINESS IN APPLYING HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS AFTER ATTENDING COURSES. Human Sustainability Procedia. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/periodicals/index.php/hsp/article/view/1125