High Thinking Processes (HTP): Elements of Curricula and Teaching Able-Learners

Shlomo Kaniel

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    Acquiring High Thinking Processes (HTP) seems to be the solution for greater challenge in the present and for preparing able learners to the technological dynamic future. In dealing with this, the article is divided into two main chapters: a) HTP as a goal (what to teach) b) the different elements needed to accomplish this (how to do it), a) The components of HTP as a goal are: control and enhancement of long term memory and working memory; automatization and regulation of processing speed; flexibility; openness to information; developing strategies of listening, speaking, reading and writing; inference and reasoning processes; decision making using metacognition; positive transfer; description and justification of mental processes; mental image; independent learner and using HTP for values like tolerance, b) There are four main elements to develop such a goal: 1) well organized and justified curricula with appropriate tasks, 2) metacognitive teaching that emphasizes processes, integration, feedback, differential instruction and efficiency, 3) challenging environment, learning communities and advanced technology, 4) training teachers for HTP expertise.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-240
    Number of pages16
    JournalGifted Education International
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Sep 2002

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