publication . Article . 2017

Higher-Order Thinking in Foreign Language Learning

Maria Altina Silva Ramos; Ascensão Bastos;
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  • Published: 25 Mar 2017 Journal: Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, volume 4 (eissn: 2055-0286, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Scholar Publishing
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
A project is being conducted in English as a foreign language (EFL), involving eleventh graders in formal and non-formal learning contexts, in a Portuguese high school. The goal of this study is to examine the impact of cognitive tools and higher-order thinking processes on the learning of EFL and achievement of larger processes oriented to action, involving problem solving, decision-making and creation of new products. YouTube videos emerge as cognitive tools in the process. Final results show major differences concerning learners’ achievements. Learners have developed higher-order processes oriented to action, in particular their ability to learn, to transfer ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Higher-Order-Thinking, Self-Regulation Process, Transfer, YouTube videos, Ciências Sociais::Ciências da Educação, Higher-order thinking, Portuguese, language.human_language, language, Eleventh, Foreign language learning, English language, Curriculum, Cognitive tools, Thinking processes, Pedagogy, Psychology
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