publication . Article . 2011

High school Physical Sciences teachers' competence in some basic cognitive skills

Selvaratnam, Mailoo;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: The South African Chemical Institute
Abstract
The successful implementation of the national high school Physical Sciences curriculum in South Africa, which places strong emphasis on critical thinking and reasoning abilities of students, would need teachers who are competent in cognitive skills and strategies. The main objectives of this study were to test South African high school Physical Sciences teachers' competence in the cognitive skills and strategies needed for studying Physical Sciences effectively and also to identify possible reasons for their difficulties and suggest methods for overcoming them. The study method used was the analysis of teachers' answers to questions that were carefully designed ...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Cognitive skills, thinking skills, questions testing skills, problem solving, teacher training, high school physical science
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