ERIC Number: EJ1094324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Role of Content Knowledge in Teacher Design Conversations
Boschman, F.; McKenney, S.; Pieters, J.; Voogt, J.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v32 n2 p157-169 Apr 2016
This study investigated the role of content knowledge in conversations of kindergarten teachers during collaborative curriculum design of learning material for technology-enhanced learning. Two teams of teachers received support from an early literacy expert during these design activities. Resulting conversations were analyzed on technological pedagogical content knowledge, explicated reasoning, and the contributions of expert support. This study found that in explicating content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, teachers set goals and deliberated on strategies and activities that would be most appropriate for their students. Technological content knowledge and technological pedagogical content knowledge were explicated most during deliberations on practical concerns; these mainly revolved around optimizing the affordances of technology. This study contributes to understanding and supporting the pedagogical design capacity of teachers.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Goal Orientation, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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