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.

View at publisher


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.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

783 since deposited on 12 Apr 2011
98 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 41227
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
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 Teacher Education & Leadership
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: 12 Apr 2011 21:43
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 01:00

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page