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Didactic approaches in teaching food related subjecs as part of home economics lessons

Ana Murko (2017) Didactic approaches in teaching food related subjecs as part of home economics lessons. MSc thesis.

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    Abstract

    The way of presenting dietary contents for home economics class impacts the pupils’ knowledge of nutrition. Using various didactic approaches, pupils are thought nutritional terms in various ways, which deepens their knowledge. By completing interviews with four home economics teachers and by observing in class, we have gained data on didactic approaches in teaching dietary concepts. In each of the observed classes, we asked pupils about their opinion on the finished class. The model contains 109 sixth grade pupils of an elementary school. We notice that home economics teachers perceive quality dietary knowledge as substantial practical knowledge. They wish that dietary knowledge and other skills (e.g. care for healthy lifestyle), thought in home economics class, are of help for pupils facing obstacles and challenges they meet on their path. This, in their opinions, is also one of the key indicators of a quality class in general. Moreover, choosing didactic approaches affects the quality of acquired knowledge. In their opinion, there should not not be much frontal teaching, and the emphasis should be on collaborative learning. By implementing school knowledge into living environment, experiential learning in home economics class can be of high importance. Home economics teachers believe that implementing knowledge into home environment is of key importance. They emphasize that it is important for parents to integrate their children into housekeeping. This field needs further research.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: teachers, pupils, didactic approaches, dietary education, home economics class
    Number of Pages: 53
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Stojan KostanjevecMentor
    prof. dr. Milena Valenčič ZuljanComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11756873)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 4814
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 12:51
    Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 12:51
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4814

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