Search results for: Pedagogical content knowledge
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This study aimed to identify and analyze the preservice technology training experiences of novice teachers. Furthermore, the author examined novice teachers’ perceptions of how well their teacher preparation program equipped them with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T). Three major themes regarding the Essential Conditions became evident: (a) a disconnect between preservice teachers’ technology training and other aspects of their professional education, (b) a lack of content-area relevance, and c) inadequate retention and transfer.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2013
The Efficacy of Educative Curriculum Materials to Support Geospatial Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge
The authors examined teachers’ perceived impact of the curriculum materials to support their pedagogical content knowledge related to teaching science with geospatial technologies. Results indicated that the educative curriculum materials supported science teachers’ professional growth related to their geospatial science pedagogical content knowledge during the curriculum enactment.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2013
The current article presents results from a case study analyzing the process of change for early childhood educators as they engage in a semester-long professional development (PD) experience focused on developing a teacher research agenda related to mathematics instruction. During this PD experience, the participants developed a research question, collected and analyzed data, and used results to inform mathematics instruction.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2013
Development of Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge in Preparing Mathematics Preservice Teachers: The Role of Instructional Case Analyses and Reflection
This case study examines the potential of technology integration teaching cases to develop preservice mathematics teachers’ Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge (PTICK). A cohort of eight mathematics education students was enrolled in a technology integration course at a large southeastern university that emphasizes pedagogy. The findings indicated the development of PTICK as a whole and individual aspect of PTICK. The researchers observed enhanced pedagogical knowledge and reflective knowledge during the study.
Updated: May. 27, 2013
General Pedagogical Knowledge of Future Middle School Teachers: On the Complex Ecology of Teacher Education in the United States, Germany, and Taiwan
This article reports how the general pedagogical knowledge test was conceptualized in the context of Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics. The researchers from the United States, Germany, and Taiwan worked together and used representative samples of future middle school teachers in these countries from a survey which conducted on 2008. Findings revealed that U.S. future middle school teachers were significantly outperformed by future teachers in Germany and Taiwan. Furthermore, the data revealed that U.S. future middle school teachers had a relative strength in generating classroom strategies but a weakness in recalling knowledge and analyzing problems.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2013
A Review of Empirical Literature on Inquiry Professional Development: Alignment with Best Practices and a Critique of the Findings
The authors present a targeted critical review of research focused specifically on the nature of professional development programs purported to emphasize inquiry. The review analyzes the features of each program and critiques the reported outcomes of each study. The findings suggest a general alignment with recommended features of effective PD as outlined in the literature with a few notable exceptions, including: supporting teachers in developing inquiry-based lesson plans, providing authentic inquiry experiences, and focusing on science content for teachers.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
Scientific Evidence as Content Knowledge: A Replication Study with English and Turkish Pre-service Primary Teachers
The current research reports a replication study in Turkey of an intervention originally carried out with pre-service primary teachers in England. The cohorts had different characteristics; in particular, their overall ability, their confidence in science and how they had been taught science at school were different. Following teaching both cohorts had increased their understanding of scientific evidence, and improved their ability to conduct an open-ended investigation.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
Incorporating Critical Thinking in the Pedagogical Content of a Teacher Education Programme: Does It Make A Difference?
This study assesses the effects of a critical thinking-based pedagogical course on student teachers’ content knowledge and CT disposition. Although the students who were exposed to CT-based instruction showed better progress in both academic achievement and CT disposition than in traditional instruction, this result was not statistically significant according to the Mixed Factorial ANOVA and ANCOVA results.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
This article explores how a group of pre-service elementary science student teachers came to understand the development of their Pedagogical Content Knowledge over the course of a semester’s study in a science methods course. The results illustrate real possibilities for ways of enhancing student teachers’ ongoing professional learning in teacher preparation and offer a window into how the nature of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in pre-service education might be better understood and developed.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2013
Examining Physics Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching a New Physics Curriculum
In this study, the authors investigated the pedagogical content knowledge that physics graduate teaching assistants developed in the context of teaching a new introductory physics curriculum, Matter and Interactions. This study shows the complexity of adopting curriculum reforms and the necessity to support the faculty’s and teaching assistants’ knowledge development when a novel science curriculum is adopted.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013