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. International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 5 (2). pp. 33-44.

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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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Retained by author/s. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. First presented at: 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference, 6-9 Jul 2014.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 06:18
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 22:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: education discipline; writing skills; academic literacy; reflective learning; higher order thinking skills; Marzano taxonomy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5204/intjfyhe.v5i2.230
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27201

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