ERIC Number: EJ1156940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Learning from Rookie Mistakes: Critical Incidents in Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Science to Teachers
Cite, Suleyman; Lee, Eun; Menon, Deepika; Hanuscin, Deborah L.
Studying Teacher Education, v13 n3 p275-293 2017
While there is a growing literature focused on doctoral preparation for teaching about science teaching, rarely have recommendations extended to preparation for teaching science content to teachers. We three doctoral students employ self-study as a research methodology to investigate our developing pedagogical content knowledge for teaching science to teachers during a mentored internship in an elementary teacher professional development program. With our mentor, we examine critical incidents in the experience that supported new insights about teaching teachers and about ways in which beginning teacher educators need to develop their existing pedagogical content knowledge for teaching science to "students" in order to teach science effectively to "teachers." We emphasize ways in which doctoral internships can support this learning and how our respective cultures shaped our interactions with and perceptions of teachers as learners.
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Teachers, Mentors, Internship Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Educator Education, Teaching Methods, Doctoral Programs, Teaching Skills, Transformative Learning, Alignment (Education), Beliefs, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey; South Korea; United States
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL1316683