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

By Safenaz Alshatti, James J. Watters and Gillian C. Kidman


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

Topics: 130200 CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY, Graphic Organisers, Family and Consumer Science, Curriculum reform, Conceptual learning, Kuwaiti education
Publisher: National Association of Teacher Educators for Family and Consumer Sciences
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:41227

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