International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Cognitive Processes in the Development of Competencies in Technical Agricultural Middle Schools: A Correlational Study
Areopagita Yésyka Bustillos Gómez, Terrence Nevin Siders Vogt

This correlational study seeks to determine which cognitive processes teachers perceive to more efficiently contribute in the development of competencies in Mexico’s national curriculum. It analyzes and evaluates the degree of association between cognitive processes and development of competencies among teachers in Mexico City’s Agricultural Technical Junior High School System. The Conceptual Framework describes the hierarchy of cognitive processes in Bloom’s Taxonomy and their evaluation in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).The population surveyed was 50 teachers in Technical Junior High Schools in Mexico City. The Discussion and Conclusions report the correlations the survey found between the types of cognitive process and their usefulness for development of the generic competencies stipulated by Mexico’s Secretariat of Education in the current curriculum for mandatory education.

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