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ERIC Number: EJ811520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Teachers Expanding Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Learning about Formative Assessment Together
Wilson, Nance S.
Journal of In-service Education, v34 n3 p283-298 Sep 2008
The present study explores the ways in which participating in a study group helped five US middle school teachers alter their construction of knowledge. The members came together to improve their knowledge on assessment for learning in response to school-level and district-level pressures. The analysis was a recursive review of teacher statements and actions in the study group as well as the classroom through the lens of pedagogical content knowledge. The support and collegiality of the group demonstrates how collaborative groups can develop professional growth. The examination of the data looked at how participation in a study group focused on assessment for learning changed the structure of pedagogical content knowledge for participating teachers and what components of the study group led to those changes. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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