SCIENCE WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPING HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS IN SCIENCE
(DECEMBER 20, 2022)
“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”
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.