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ERIC Number: EJ1003066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0157-244X
A Self-Study of a Thai Teacher Educator Developing a Better Understanding of PCK for Teaching about Teaching Science
Faikhamta, Chatree; Clarke, Anthony
Research in Science Education, v43 n3 p955-979 Jun 2013
In this study, I, the first author as a Thai teacher educator employed self-study as a research methodology to investigate my own understandings, questions, and curiosities about pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for teaching science student teachers and the ways I engaged student teachers in a field-based science methods course designed to help them to develop their PCK. Qualitative data gathered included: the syllabi, handouts, work submitted by student teachers, student teachers' journal entries, my journal entries, and video recordings of my classroom teaching. Data were analysed using an inductive process to identify ways in which I attempted to enhance student teachers' PCK. The contributions of this study are insights generated to help teacher educators think about how to support and develop student teachers' PCK. Some of these contributions are enhancing teacher educators' PCK for teaching science teachers, developing PCK for teaching science, and designing a science methods course in science teacher preparation programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand