These are some of the questions and question stems that families and educators can utilize to foster higher level thinking skills.
Question Stems For Critical Thinking
What would happen if…?
What is a new example of…?
How could … be used to…?
What is the counterargument for…?
Why is … important?
What is the difference between… and…?
What are the implications of…?
Explain why / Explain how?
What is … analogous to?
How are … and … similar?
How does … affect…?
Why is … happening?
What is the best … and why?
Do you agree or disagree with the statement…? What evidence is there to support your answer?
What are the strengths and weakness of?
What is the nature of…?
What is the solution to the problem of…?
What do you think causes…? Why?
What is another way to look at…?
The question stems help to develop the 21st Century Skills. The 21st century skills are needed to succeed in the information age. Educators can help students to develop competence through an engaging and rigorous educational program. Students must acquire a variety of traits and abilities to succeed in college and their careers. The 21st century skills are a variety of learning, literacy and life proficiencies that the workplace demands.