Mary Williams (Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington) is Adjunct Professor of French.
Higher Order Thinking Skills: Tools for Bridging the Gap
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1994 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 405–426, October 1994
How to Cite
Williams, M., Lively, M. and Harper, J. (1994), Higher Order Thinking Skills: Tools for Bridging the Gap. Foreign Language Annals, 27: 405–426. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1994.tb01217.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT As educators target the articulation between university lower-division language-acquisition courses and upper-division literature courses, higher order thinking and awareness of cognitive processes become increasingly important tools in bridging that gap. We will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of this issue and demonstrate the design of conversation activities and materials. Emphasis will be on the development and sequencing of the linguistic and critical thinking skills necessary to organize ideas, express and support opinions, synthesize, draw inferences, and evaluate.