Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills among freshmen by Teaching Science through Inquiry
Muhamad Hugerat 1 * , Naji Kortam 1
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1 The Academic Arab College for Education, ISRAEL
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Abstract

Twenty-eight freshmen majoring in biology and/or chemistry in an Arab college in Israel, were given a pre-test and a post-test in which they had to identify the control group and design a controlled experiment. During the course an intervention was used. Science was taught by inquiry while using strategies that promote higher-order thinking skills like case studies and reading scientific research articles. The study found that learning methods had a significant effect on developing HOTS among the study participants. Also, the students expressed positive attitude, both emotionally and cognitive as a result of the intervention.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2014.1107a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2014 - Volume 10 Issue 5, pp. 447-454

Publication date: 15 Dec 2014

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