Issues and Challenges in Implementing High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in Schools: The Malaysian Perspective
The Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 aspires to develop Malaysian students who are able to master higher
order thinking skills (HOTS). This is to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. In order to compete with the best in the
world, students must not only be knowledgeable but one who can think critically and creatively and also to find workable
solutions to any life‟s challenges and problems ahead. This paper discusses the issues and challenges of implementing HOTS
in Malaysian educational system, particularly in the school setting.
Keywords - Education, High Order Thinking Skills, School System, Malaysia.