Higher-order Thinking


I added “Higher-order Thinking” to the Wikipedia List of thought processes today.

The entry for this thought process existed in Wikipedia but it was missing from the master list of thought processes – which is becoming a quick reference list.

Here is a quote from the original entry on Higher-order Thinking:

“Higher order thinking involves the learning of complex judgmental skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. Higher order thinking is more difficult to learn or teach but also more valuable because such skills are more likely to (be) usable in novel situations (i.e., situations other than those in which the skill was learned).” (Wikipedia: Higher-order Thinking)

I encourage you to visit the Wikipedia List of thought processes and help us document other thinking processes we may be missing.

Wikipedia: “Higher-order Thinking”

Related postings in this blog
Types of thinking (diagram) >>

Related topics
Wikipedia: Portal:Thinking – List of thought processes

Related books and media
Search Worldcat the world-wide library catalog.

I recommend books by Robert J. Sternberg.

Other subject keywords to try:
– Critical thinking
– Problem solving
– Thought and thinking
– Cognitive Styles
– Human Information Processing
– Reasoning


Daniel Montano



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