Innovative pedagogies for family and consumer science/home economics education: Utilizing computer-based collaborative learning to foster lifelong learning attributes

Wai Wing Ada MA, Donna PENDERGAST

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Abstract

As we near the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the development in students of the attributes of lifelong learning is recognized internationally as a common goal of education systems. The field of Family and Consumer Science—in some parts of the world known by other names including Home Economics—is no exception to this trend. The use of Information and Computer Technologies as a medium to achieve this goal is an important consideration in this context, particularly given their proliferation and the trend toward pedagogical reform incorporating recent innovations relying on their use. Copyright © 2010 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-288
JournalFamily and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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Citation

Ma, A., & Pendergast, D. (2010). Innovative pedagogies for family and consumer science/home economics education: Utilizing computer-based collaborative learning to foster lifelong learning attributes. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 38(3), 273-288.

Keywords

  • Pedagogy
  • Computer-based collaborative learning
  • Lifelong learning