Considering pedagogical content knowledge in the context of research on teaching: An example from technology
Jones, A., & Moreland, J. (2015). Considering pedagogical content knowledge in the context of research on teaching: An example from technology. Waikato Journal of Education, 20th Anniversary Collection, 65–76. http://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v20i3.224
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When thinking about teaching, the pedagogical content knowledge of teachers cannot be ignored. We argue that pedagogical content knowledge is a major determiner of teaching practice and is central to teachers’ curriculum decision-making at the classroom level. This paper takes a sociocultural perspective on the importance of developing teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge. From our classroom-based research in technology education and the past research we propose a model of pedagogical content knowledge with seven characteristics that we believe are important for effective teaching.
Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, UoW, Hamilton, New Zealand
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