Examining Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Examining Pedagogical Content Knowledge : The Construct and its Implications for Science Education

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This ambitious text is the first of its kind to summarize the theory, research, and practice related to pedagogical content knowledge. The audience is provided with a functional understanding of the basic tenets of the construct as well as its applications to research on science teacher education and the development of science teacher education programs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 307 pages
  • 164.6 x 248.4 x 22.4mm | 639.58g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • XII, 307 p.
  • 0792359038
  • 9780792359036

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Foreword; L. Shulman. Section I: Introduction. 1. Pedagogical Content Knowledge: An Introduction and Orientation; J. Gess-Newsome. Section II: The Literature. 2. The Complex Nature and Sources of Teachers' Pedagogical Knowledge; G. Morine-Dershimer, T. Kent. 3. Secondary Teachers' Knowledge and Beliefs about Subject Matter and their Impact on Instruction; J. Gess-Newsome. 4. Nature, Sources and Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Science Teaching; S. Magnusson, et al. 5. Domains of Teacher Knowledge; W.S. Carlsen. Section III: Emerging Lines of Research in Science Teacher Education. 6. Assessment and Measurement of Pedagogical Content Knowledge; J.A. Baxter, N.G. Lederman. 7. Changing our Teaching: The Role of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Elementary Science; D.C. Smith. 8. Reconceptualizing Secondary Science Teacher Education; N.G. Lederman, J. Gess-Newsome. 9. Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Co-Participation in Science Classrooms; K. Tobin, C. McRobbie. Section IV: Impacts of PCK on the Development of Science Teacher Education Programs. 10. Constructing a Framework for Elementary Science Teaching Using Pedagogical Content Knowledge; C. Zembal, et al. 11. Incorporating Subject Matter Specific Teaching Strategies into Secondary Science Teacher Preparation; M.L. Niess, J.M. Scholz. 12. The TRIAD Approach: A Consensus for Science Teaching and Learning; C.L. Mason. Notes on Contributors. First Author Index. Subject Index.
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Review quote

"...contains useful references...and clear, brief summaries of much significant PCK research. Recommended for graduate and research collections."
Choice, 38:8 (April 2001)
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