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The role of technology teachers' knowledge in promoting Grade 7 learners' higher order thinking skills in Johannesburg West District of Gauteng Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Gumbo, Mishack Thiza
dc.contributor.author Maluleke, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-14T06:14:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-14T06:14:15Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.citation Maluleke, Richard (2013) The role of technology teachers' knowledge in promoting Grade 7 learners' higher order thinking skills in Johannesburg West District of Gauteng Province, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/11831> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/11831
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Technology teachers’ knowledge in promoting learners’ higher order thinking skills. This aim was addressed by conducting the relevant literature survey and an empirical investigation. Four schools were selected in the Johannesburg West District. Here, twelve Grade 7 Technology teachers, three from each school, were interviewed and observations conducted. The data was analysed and findings presented ultimately. The findings reveal that Technology teachers who possess a greater depth of technological content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and assessment knowledge are more effective in as far as promoting learners’ higher order thinking. On the other hand, Technology teachers who possess a shallow technological content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and assessment knowledge struggle to promote learners’ higher order thinking. The main conclusions drawn from this study are that Technology teachers’ knowledge can play a role in learners’ acquisition of higher order thinking skills. Therefore, Technology teachers should acquire a sound technological knowledge in order to be able to promote learners’ acquisition of higher order thinking skills. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 129 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject Technology Education en
dc.subject Thinking skills en
dc.subject Creative thinking en
dc.subject Critical thinking en
dc.subject Higher order thinking en
dc.subject Teacher knowledge en
dc.subject Pedagogical knowledge en
dc.subject Assessment knowledge en
dc.subject Content knowledge en
dc.subject Conceptual knowledge en
dc.subject Procedural knowledge en
dc.subject.ddc 607.1268221
dc.title The role of technology teachers' knowledge in promoting Grade 7 learners' higher order thinking skills in Johannesburg West District of Gauteng Province en
dc.title.alternative The role of technology teachers' knowledge in promoting Grade seven learners' higher order thinking skills in Johannesburg West District of Gauteng Province
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Curriculum and Instructional Studies en
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Curriculum Studies)
dc.description.degree Technology -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
dc.description.degree Critical thinking -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies


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