Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Shaping the Future of Students

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Tushar Gupta , Lokanath Mishra


Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) is gaining tremendous recognition with the paradigmatic change in the light of 21st-century concerns faced by the teacher education institutions. This paper is a journey of conceptual understanding of understandings that starts from thinking to higher-order thinking via thinking skills and teaching thinking skills in the academic landscape. This paper also highlighted the particularities of some well-known structured thinking skills programs. In the present scenario, nation needs a pool of skilled human capital through which it can become a leader in the emerging knowledge-based societies. The value of this paper is to provide novel insights and draw a comprehensive picture of the development of HOTS for students.

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