University of North Texas Health Science Center CIL Higher Order Thinking (HOT) program is designed to improve students’ higher order thinking skills across the health sciences curricula through faculty development in curricular delivery methods and course redesign.
The goals and outcomes are as follows:
Goal 1: Improve and evaluate students’ higher order thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
In their role as developing health professionals and researchers with regard to addressing medical and health problems or issues, students will:
- Apply knowledge and skills toward critically assessing data
- Critically analyze data and other forms of information
- Effectively evaluate data and other forms of information
Goal 2: Improve and evaluate faculty knowledge and skills in implementing instructional strategies that develop students’ higher order thinking skills.
Faculty Outcomes: In their roles as instructors:
- Faculty will design and use curriculum and curricular materials employing instructional strategies that improve students’ higher order thinking skills
- Faculty will design and use assessment tools that measure students’ higher order thinking skills and learning.
Higher Order Thinking Resources
- Course Design Overview
- Cognition: Understanding How People Learn
- Blooms Taxonomy, Learning Objectives and Higher Order Thinking
- Teaching Strategies: Fink, Gagne and Smith