Search results for: Pedagogical content knowledge
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The Subject of Mentoring: Towards a Knowledge and Practice Base for Content-focused Mentoring of New Teachers
In this article, the authors examine the knowledge and practice base of content-focused mentoring drawing from the wisdom of practice of a community of content mentors. The authors reveal three themes: (1) developing novices’ content teaching is a distinct and critical mentor role; (2) to support this role, experienced content mentors identified a complex knowledge/practice base, with mentors’ PCK and knowledge of assessment for content teaching as the most frequently reported domains; and (3) enactment of content-focused mentoring reveals promising practices in guiding novices in assessing and developing students’ disciplinary thinking, as well as, tensions between content-focused and socio-emotional mentor roles.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2016
Exploring The Professional Development Needs of New Teacher Educators Situated Solely in School: Pedagogical Knowledge and Professional Identity
This article investigates the experiences of secondary teachers within their workplace as they take on the role of leading subject knowledge development days for small groups of student-teachers through a case-study approach. The findings reveal a number of professional development needs of new teacher educators situated solely in school, some similar with those situated in higher educational institutions, including fostering an understanding that modelling needs to be made explicit to student-teachers. This has important implications with the introduction of Teaching Schools with responsibilities for educating student-teachers in England.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of the explicit instruction the researcher provided 35 EFL majors enrolled in her 2014 course on “Research into reading processes”. The findings reveal that the subjects reported knowing very few strategies. However, in performing the task assigned at the end of the course the subjects used altogether 24 strategies. The findings indicated that the course had a significant effect on the subjects' strategic and pedagogical knowledge, their evolving conceptions of the reading process and of themselves as readers, and consequently on their self-efficacy and motivation to teach reading to their future students and to promote their learning.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016
Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Analysis of Children’s Science Talk in an Undergraduate Physics Course
This study examined how prospective teachers used physics content knowledge when analyzing the talk of elementary children during special activities in an undergraduate physics content course designed for prospective teachers. The findings reveal that prospective elementary teachers in an undergraduate physics course (1) reflected on their own learning and (2) identified and restated the science ideas in the talk of children in using scientific discourse while analyzing videos of elementary school children talking about science.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016
The authors conducted this benchmarking study of the standalone course to determine the successful lessons and practices that should be incorporated into the new program design, in which educational technology faculty members were charged with developing an alternative approach of infusing technology into methods courses. Results from analysis of pre- and post-course survey results and focus-group data indicated that candidates' confidence and TPACK scores increased in the standalone course.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016
Multimedia Case-Based Learning to Enhance Pre-service Teachers’ Knowledge Integration for Teaching with Technologies
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of multimedia case-based learning on pre-service teachers’ knowledge integration related to using technologies in practice. The participants were 78 students who were enrolled in a teacher preparation course. They were provided with interventions that included either video cases or no cases. The authors compared the two groups’ TPACK scores representing technological, pedagogical and content knowledge, and their integration. The results of this study show that learning with video cases was beneficial to both individual knowledge acquisition and knowledge integration. However, the video case group and the no-case group did not show any differences in their understanding of technological content knowledge and technological, pedagogical content knowledge.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2016
In this study, the authors investigated the impact of two instructional strategies for using classroom video in the context of university-based teacher education on pre-service teacher learning. The authors developed two video-based modules, one using video to illustrate rules, the other using video to elicit preservice teachers’ knowledge, from which they then derived rules. . They found the two instructional strategies to be differentially effective, making distinct contributions to initial pre-service teacher learning. The findings revealed that learning environments based on the rule-example strategy fostered the reproduction of factual knowledge and its application to observe and evaluate authentic classroom sequences, whereas the example-rule strategy fostered the application of knowledge to plan a lesson and to identify challenges in a situative way.
Updated: Aug. 08, 2016
The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an implementation of teaching rounds as a practice-based approach to pre-service teacher education in mathematics. The main findings are that pre-service teachers found practice-based experience and the subsequent reflections using teaching rounds very valuable compared to other learning experiences. The authors also found that pre-service teachers undertaking a Masters teaching degree were significantly more insightful about planning for and reflecting about teaching practice than those undertaking an undergraduate degree.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2016
Pre-service teachers make extensive use of material found during internet searches, much of it purporting to exemplify ‘good’ practice, the authors were interested to know what sense they make of such material. By encouraging pre-service teachers to reflect and comment on the practices being promoted in this way, the authors wanted to hear what they focused on, their initial views of the teaching and learning shown in the video, and how their views were formed and affected by engaging in discussion.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2016
In this study, the authors analyse the contribution of a teacher education setting based on ICT (email and forum) in developing professional knowledge of one prospective mathematics teacher, looking especially at tasks and forms of communication. The results show that, in addition to exercises, the prospective teacher began to suggest more open and challenging tasks, and to promote contributive communication in his classroom. In planning his lessons, the prospective mathematics teacher’s professional knowledge showed improvement in the diversity of tasks that he adopted, in the attention he gave to student activity, in the adequacy of instructional materials that he used, and in the forms of communication that he promoted, which involved more students in the classroom activities.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2016