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ERIC Number: EJ769447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
A Research Model for the Study of Science Teachers' PCK and Improving Teacher Education
van Dijk, Esther M.; Kattmann, Ulrich
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n6 p885-897 Aug 2007
In this article, a new research model for the study of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is presented which aims to improve teacher education. This model called "educational reconstruction for teacher education" (ERTE) represents the framework for an integrative approach to the study of science teachers' topic specific PCK, which is a largely unexplored field. By integrating the PCK concept, originating in the American Curriculum tradition, into the German ("Fach")"didaktik" tradition, this model adds a new perspective to ("Fach")"didaktik". This paper, therefore, also aims to clarify the PCK concept and its relation to "Fachdidaktik".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States