My son is thinking happily on how to enter the password of the laptop. Hehehe
Pada semester lepas aku kena buat assignment tentang Higher Order Thinking Skill (HOTS). Cara untuk menggunakan thinking skill ialah dengan menggunakan kaedah Taksonomy Bloom. Apa dia Taksonomy Bloom tu, u all p la kat search engine dan taiplah perkataan tu, sahih berlambak2 akan keluar. Apa yang kita dapat lihat sekarang ni, the thinking skill tidak dipraktikkan di sekolah secara menyeluruh. As in the real world, most of the school are exam-oriented. Belajar untuk jawab exam sahaja. U just imagine, for instant, during the English Language subject , they will learn all the 4 skills, reading, listening, speaking and writing. But in the end, during the UPSR, they just tested on writing skill. That's really frustrating, dan all the 4 skills tak diuji secara menyeluruh (takut plak aku komen banyak2, sat g depa kacau aku plakk..). Only now, baru la nak buat PLBS atau SBOA (School-oriented Based Oral Assessment). But, still not practical. Because that thing is STILL not counted as one of the UPSR punye markah. Furthermore, semua skola dan cikgu tergila-gilakan mengejar peratus lulus yang tinggi. Kenapa? If the percentage goes down, the JPN will blame the schools, year 6 teachers and of course they will visit those schools frequently. The schools and teachers really didnt want this to happen. So, they just concentrate on the writing skill. How to write a good essay, how to give moral values based on the essay etc. Latih tubi non stop which is good because practice makes perfect. Hehe. But then, what about their thinking skill?
That's why, the Higher Order Thinking mencadang that the assessment method should be changed. Instead of just answering the exam in old fashioned way (objectives questions and essays), they should be given other ways to answer the exam questions such as, creating portfolios, school projects etc. We could also generate the pupils thinking skill by asking questions that has many answers. We should prevent asking questions that have only one particular answer.
And as Ateh said, why do Science and Maths are important? Because Science and Maths are generating the thinking skills. We will use all the thinking skills when we are learning Science and Maths. So, plez love these subjects and they'll help u to enhance your thinking skills. Maka rugilah bagi mereka-mereka yang membenci subjek-subjek ini. Good luck!