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Effects Of Scaffolding Higher Order Thinking Questions On Reader Self-Efficacy And Critical Thinking Of Sixth Grade Students, Jason L. Mckinnon May 2012

Effects Of Scaffolding Higher Order Thinking Questions On Reader Self-Efficacy And Critical Thinking Of Sixth Grade Students, Jason L. Mckinnon

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This study examined the potential benefits of instructional strategies that scaffold the development of higher order thinking (HOT) questions on reader self-efficacy and critical thinking. Another goal of this study aimed to investigate the relationship between reader self-efficacy and critical thinking. The explicit instruction of HOT questions involves four steps: (a) selecting Bloom’s revised taxonomy to identify effective question strands; (b) assessing HOT questions use through the Classroom Practice Record (CPR); (c) implementing strategy instruction focusing on explicit scaffolding techniques and allowing time to practice the implementation of strategies during assigned lessons for a period of eight weeks; and ...