Re-examining Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science by Amanda Berry, Patricia Friedrichsen, John Loughran

By Amanda Berry, Patricia Friedrichsen, John Loughran

Pedagogical content material wisdom (PCK) has been tailored, followed, and brought up in a range of the way in technological know-how schooling because the notion used to be brought within the mid-1980s. Now that it's so good embedded in the language of educating and studying, examine and information concerning the build should be extra useable and appropriate to the paintings of technological know-how academics, specially so in those occasions whilst criteria and different measures are getting used to outline their wisdom, abilities, and skills.

Re-examining Pedagogical content material wisdom in technology schooling is prepared round 3 subject matters: Re-examining PCK: concerns, rules and improvement; examine advancements and trajectories; rising subject matters in PCK examine. that includes the main up to date paintings from major PCK students in technology schooling around the globe, this quantity maps the place PCK has been, the place it's going, and the way it now informs and complements wisdom of technological know-how lecturers’ expert wisdom. It illustrates how the PCK examine time table has built and will make a distinction to lecturers’ perform and scholars’ studying of technological know-how.

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It was really a policy claim about how special teachers were and how they ought to be regarded and respected. Domain-specific pedagogies and a domain-specific identity The last thing I will say is that a lot of what I did as president of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was to lead a twelve-year program of research on how people are educated across the professions. We conducted extensive multi-year studies that led to books on educating lawyers, engineers, clergy, physicians, nurses, and business leaders.

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Maher Hashweh studied how middle school teachers’ instruction on topics in physical sciences and biological sciences (often taught together in the general science middle school curriculum) were taught quite differently depending on the depth and quality of a given teacher’s grasp of both the content and associated pedagogy of those topics. Pam Grossman discovered how the same teacher’s approach to teaching English literature changed when teaching the same students the rules of grammar. Bill Carlsen described how biology teachers’ planning and teaching within a year-long biology course for the same class changed when they moved from aspects of biology whose content and pedagogy they knew well, for example ecology or the physiology of organ systems, to topics they found more difficult to teach, for example genetics.

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