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ERIC Number: ED505957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 215
Abstractor: As Provided
Family Consumer Sciences Teachers' Use of Technology to Teach Higher Order Thinking Skills
Hirose, Beth Erica
Online Submission, Ed.D Dissertation, Argosy University
Family and consumer sciences (FACS) high school teachers were surveyed on their use of technology to teach higher order thinking skills (HOTS). This study determined if teachers had enough support and training to use technology. Lesson plans were accumulated that required both technology and higher order thinking skills. These lessons were then categorized by subject and level of higher order thinking skill(s). Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered via SurveyMonkey[R]. The null hypothesis, that FACS teachers do not have enough support and training in the areas of finances, training, time, computers, and confidence in their abilities, failed to be rejected, as 80% of teachers were sufficiently supported and trained. These findings were compared with teachers' use of technology to teach HOTS, according to the International Society for Technology in Education's Standards. Ninety percent of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that they were using technology to teach HOTS and were sufficiently supported and trained in the use of technology. Collected FACS lesson plans that incorporated HOTS and technology were posted online at It is recommended that more data be collected as to the specific technology training teachers do want. Teachers should then be grouped in training sessions according to their skill level. By observing and interviewing FACS teachers, more detailed data can be gathered as to how technology is used in the classroom. Six appendices are included: (1) Cover Letters; (2) Consent Form; (3) Survey Instrument; (4) Data Tables; (5) Open-Ended Question Responses; and (6) Lesson Plan Web Site. (Contains 20 tables.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois