publication . Article . 2017

Higher-Order Thinking in Foreign Language Learning

Maria Altina Silva Ramos; Ascensão Bastos;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Society for Science and Education
  • 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: Cognitive Tools, Higher-Order-Thinking, Self-Regulation Process, Transfer, YouTube videos, :Ciências da Educação [Ciências Sociais], Ciências Sociais::Ciências da Educação, Higher-order thinking, Portuguese, language.human_language, language, Eleventh, Foreign language learning, English language, Curriculum, Thinking processes, Pedagogy, Psychology
Related Organizations
Funded by
FCT| PEst-OE/CED/UI1661/2014
Project
PEst-OE/CED/UI1661/2014
Strategic Project - UI 1661 - 2014
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 135984
  • Funding stream: 5876
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