What is this workshop about?
Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTs) workshop focuses on three abilities, which are to develop your child’s ability to think, solve problems, and creativity. These three abilities are all emphasized by the KSSR implemented by the Ministry of Education.
Higher order Thinking Skills (HOTs) is not a mathematics class. This workshop does not teach basic mathematics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. meant, children involved in this workshop must have the basic skills of mathematics (addition, subtraction, Multiplication, and division). Through mathematics, magic, and HOTS questions, it may develop their thinking, problem-solving ability.
How does it relate to children’s academy?
Since the Ministry of Education imposed the element of ‘KBAT’ into Malaysia’s education system in 2011. It has developed from 3M (Menulis, Membaca, Mengira) to 4M (Memikir (The ability to think)). Hence, the elements of KBAT ( Higher Order Thinking Skills) are integrated into every subject of the primary school.
Nowadays, the content of children’s learning in school has been different different compared to the past, and the difficulty has at least doubled. More than half of the primary school’s syllabus are covering thinking (HOTS/KBAT) questions now.
The course contents of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) are derived from the teaching experience of Madam Teoh Poh Yew over the past 30 years. Madam Teoh Poh Yew is a well-known mathematician in Malaysia and around the world.
By incorporating a lot of interesting mathematics questions, magic, games, etc, it may improve the learning interest of children to go through a variety of problem solving strategies, thus enhance thinking and problem solving skills among them.
These strategies and abilities of problems solving and HOTs, not only can be adopted in mathematics, but can be applied to different subjects as well. More importantly, through long-term training, the children might be firm enough to face and solve any problems when Encountering problems and challenges no matter in their study or life.
How the workshop to be conducted?
To ensure the best learning experience, adults and children will be separated into different classes. There will be licensed facilitators to guide and assist the learning of children.