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Enhancing the teaching of family and consumer sciences : the role of graphic organisers

Alshatti, Safenaz, Watters, James J., & Kidman, Gillian C. (2011) Enhancing the teaching of family and consumer sciences : the role of graphic organisers. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 28(2), pp. 14-35.

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Abstract

In a world of constant and rapid change there are greater demands placed on learners to not only gain content knowledge, but also to develop learning skills and to adopt new strategies that will enable them to produce better and faster learning outcomes. Especially in internationally advancing nations like Kuwait this will be a major challenge of the future. This literature review examines theoretical frameworks that enhance Kuwaiti teachers’ knowledge and skill to adopt culturally relevant reform practices across a number of disciplines and provide guidance in an exploration and use of newer pedagogical tools like graphic organisers. It analyses the effects of graphic organisers on higher order learning and evaluates how they can effect professional development and pedagogical change in Kuwait.

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ID Code: 41227
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Graphic Organisers, Family and Consumer Science, Curriculum reform, Conceptual learning, Kuwaiti education
ISSN: 1938-5927
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 National Association of Teacher Educators for Family and Consumer Sciences
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2011 07:43
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 11:00

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