ASSESSMENT OF THINKING PROCESS SKILLS OF NURSING STUDENTS IN THE 21st CENTURY: SOLO TAXONOMY
Keywords:assessment, high-order thinking skills, 21st century, SOLO Taxonomy, nursing students
The key of education in the 21st century focusing on higher-order thinking skills such as analytical skill, critical thinking skill, problem-solving skill, and creative thinking skill in order that students can apply their knowledge and skills to daily life. The learning activities in nursing education must include theoretical and practical learning along with the assessment. Nursing education should be developed to fit the changes in the 21st century, especially the health issues of patients with more complex diseases. Therefore, the learning activities have been integrated in order to enable students to link their knowledge with provided health services for the consumers. The assessment that enhances the thinking process skills should highlight on the students learning approach or using the complexity of wisdom to develop their higher-order thinking skills.Therefore, SOLO Taxonomy can be used as a tool to assess the ability in developing the learning skills, especially higher-order thinking skills. The test is the in- depth and complex open-ended questions which requires students to show their capabilities or integrates and links their thoughts then response by writing the answer.
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