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ERIC Number: EJ1085915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-3024
The Knowledge of Teaching--Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
Shing, Chien Lee; Saat, Rohaida Mohd.; Loke, Siow Heng
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, v3 n3 p40-55 2015
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) was first introduced by Shulman in the 80s. It is defined as the integration or amalgamation of pedagogy and content which basically covers the "what" and "how" of teaching. PCK was considered as the missing paradigm in the study of teaching. This integration of knowledge was long searched by the scholars in the United States in their effort to elevate teaching to the professional status similar to that of doctor, lawyer and engineer. As PCK is the knowledge of teaching, this concept paper presents an overview on definitions of teaching, indicators and knowledge bases required in good teaching. This paper also presents the conceptions and models of PCK, the processes (PRA Model) involved in the growth and development of PCK of teachers and the importance of PCK.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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