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ERIC Number: EJ803181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Teaching for Understanding: The Complex Nature of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Pre-Service Education
Nilsson, Pernilla
International Journal of Science Education, v30 n10 p1281-1299 Aug 2008
This paper explores the development of student-teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) during pre-service education. Four student-teachers in mathematics and science participated in a project teaching physics to students aged 9-11 years once a week over a 12-month period. One-third of the lessons were videotaped and the student-teachers were later interviewed using the videotape for stimulated recall. Participants reflected on their classroom practice based on their conceptual understanding of physics. This empirical study emphasises the role of teaching experience and reflection in science teacher education as a way of better understanding the complex entities that constitute a knowledge base for teaching. The paper draws attention to the value of student-teachers participating in experiences that might contribute to the development of their PCK and supports a view of PCK development as a process of transformation. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden