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Formal education and critical thinking skills for the knowledge economy in Zambia

dc.contributor.advisorKinghorn, Johannen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNgungu, Josephen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept of Information Science.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-09T14:18:38Z
dc.date.available2016-03-09T14:18:38Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/98433
dc.descriptionThesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2016.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis investigates the question: Are GCE ‘O’ Level examinations administered by the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) supporting the development of the critical thinking skills of analysis, evaluation and creation in Grade 12 school leavers given the backdrop of the Knowledge Economy (KE)? Chapter 1 focuses on the background and context of the study. It also provides a brief overview of the knowledge economy and the centrality of critical thinking skills. Chapter 2 gives a fuller description of the knowledge economy and globalization. Chapter 3 describes Bloom’s Taxonomy and critical thinking in order to make visible the theoretical framework for the study Chapter 4 sets out the research method and demonstrates how the measuring instrument based on the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is applied to the analysis of examination papers Chapter 5 deals with data analysis and interpretation, specific techniques employed and reasons for such strategies. Chapter 6 discusses the findings, and comes to the conclusion that that the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations administered by the ECZ are not supporting the development of the critical thinking skills of analysis, creativity and evaluation in Grade 12 school leavers.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANS OPSOMMING: Die tesis ondersoek tot watter mate die O-vlak eksamens van die Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) die ontwikkeling van die kritiese denkvaardighede van analise, evaluasie en kreatiwiteit ondersteun Deur Bloom se Taksonomie toe te pas op geselekteerde eksamenvraestelle oor ʼn 5 jaar tydperk, kom die tesis tot die gevolgtrekking dat sodanige vraestelle nie daarin slaag om die denkvaardighede te inkorporeer nie.af_ZA
dc.format.extentix, 138 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectKnowledge economyen_ZA
dc.subjectCritical thinkingen_ZA
dc.subjectCreative abilityen_ZA
dc.subjectEducation -- Zambiaen_ZA
dc.subjectGlobalizationen_ZA
dc.subjectUCTD
dc.titleFormal education and critical thinking skills for the knowledge economy in Zambiaen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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