(DECEMBER 20, 2022)

Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”

ACER India (Australian Council for Educational Research) conducted an extensive workshop session on “Development and Implementation of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in teaching Science” for the Science teachers of G D Goenka Public School, Sector 48 Gurugram. The session was conducted on                       20th December 2022 by Dr Garima Bansal, a well renowned professional learning trainer in the education industry.

The objective of the workshop was to improve the learning outcomes of students by promoting ‘Higher Thinking skills’ (HOTS) in Science and to enrich teachers’ knowledge about HOTS which is one of the key to successful education. The entire session laid emphasis on the need and importance of HOTS based scientific learning to increase the comprehension concept and 21st century science skills of students through activity-based teaching approaches.


The session had a detailed description of  developing HOTS questions, strategies like problem-solving, doing activities, hand-on  experiences,  encouraging  open-ended class discussion, and fostering inquiry-oriented experiments help students to learn more and understand the Science content and give logical reasoning and think about new things and reasons and relate  that  concept to  their  daily  life.


The session was very interactive and all the science teachers participated in all the activities very   enthusiastically. The workshop was a great learning experience to understand, develop and implement the effective usage of HOTS in our classrooms to enhance the skills like creative thinking, reasoning, evaluating, drawing inferences and concluding through experimentation.