Fostering Actions of Competence Broadening Higher Order Thinking Skills as a Basis for Standardized Test-Taking

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Esperanza Martínez Rojas


This article reports on a research project that aimed at selecting actions of competence and how these can be fostered to broaden higher order thinking skills as a basis to achieve a high performance in standardized test taking by the senior students of a private high school in Bogotá. The research was done under action research following the model of Cohen & Manion (1980), in which a sequence of steps was carried out to identify the problem at hand that concerns the pedagogical labor of arriving at conclusions that lead into pedagogical implications and thoughts on future continuation with the topic.

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Martínez Rojas, E. (2007). Fostering Actions of Competence Broadening Higher Order Thinking Skills as a Basis for Standardized Test-Taking. HOW Journal, 14(1), 27-57. Retrieved from
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Esperanza Martínez Rojas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

Esperanza Martínez Rojas holds a Specialization degree in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of English from Universidad La Gran Colombia. She participated as a teacher trainee and teacher trainer with the Fulbright Commission and the FIPC Alberto Merani in Bogotá. She currently works at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.


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