TEACHER’S QUESTIONS TO PROMOTE HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS IN READING ENGLISH TEXT
Sapto Catur Subekti Post Graduate Student of State University of Surabaya
This study presents the investigation on the use of questions to promote higher order thinking skills in reading English text in grade VIII of SMPN 1 Sidareja, Cilacap. This research tries to investigate the implementation of questioning, the type of questions, the students’ responses and their perception to the teacher questions. Non participant observation was the main data collecting technique, combined with documentation, questionnaire and interviews. The results show that the teachers applied some questions to develop higher order thinking skills (HOTs): analyzing, evaluating and creating. The result also shows that the teachers questioning in combining with some activities: watching video and questioning, prediction, summarization, inferring, brainstorming activity, and using graphic organizer could potentially develop students thinking skills. Some students could respond the higher order thinking questions by the teacher with appropriate cognitive level, length and syntax. This indicates that teacher’s questions could stimulate the student’s higher order thinking skills.
Key Words: Teacher’s questions Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTs) Students’ responses
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