Encouraging thinking using locally constructed learning materials :a case study of one intermediate phase classroom.
The study investigates the use of ‘Stories for Thinking’ learning materials in one
Intermediate Phase classroom in the Western Cape.
A convenience sample of forty learners and one teacher were drawn from a local Primary
school in a working class community in a Metropolitan Region of the Western Cape. A
qualitative case study approach was used to gather information and to help address the
research question. Data were collected by means of a focus group interview with the
learners, two interviews with the educator and eight structured observation visits by the
researcher. The data were presented for analysis in the form of three classroom vignettes
representing the initial, middle and final phases of the study. These were linked to a
thematic analysis of field note records, interview data and a summary of the observation
checklist for each phase.
School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland
School Location:South Africa
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:creative thinking study and teaching elementary south africa western cape critical thought cognition in children learning psychology of
Date of Publication:01/01/2005