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REYES-CARDENAS, Flor de María; CAFAGGI LEMUS, Carlos Eugenio  and  LLANO LOMAS, Mercedes Guadalupe. Students´ Learning and assessment based on thinking skills in a chemistry laboratory as a learning environment. Educ. quím [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.3, pp.79-91.  Epub Nov 30, 2019. ISSN 0187-893X.

Chemistry laboratories in science education are an excellent learning environment for developing thinking skills. Some thinking skills that encourage learning and improve evaluation in chemistry labs are discussed in this article.

This paper presents and compiles information from different authors and aim to explain and exemplify: Low order thinking, High order thinking, Chemical thinking and its relation to thinking skills.

As an important contribution, the types of thinking, the development of the thinking skills and the specific skills for the general chemistry laboratory that students seek to develop are linked logically with an integral proposal.

As an outcome, a learning and assessing tool “Inventory of thinking skills in the chemistry laboratory” presents the relationship between these types of thinking and the thinking skills. This tool helps to identify concrete skills and direct the experimental work into the development of cognitive abilities. There is a direct relationship between the set of thinking skills and the type of thinking in which they affect, for the above, when developing or evaluating skills, it is possible to obtain information about the level of development of each type of thinking.

Keywords : cognitive skills; thinking skills; chemistry lab; chemistry education; chemical reaction.

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