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ERIC Number: EJ834278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Students' Pedagogical Knowledge about Teachers' Use of Questions
Tran, Tu Anh Thi; Lawson, Michael
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p418-432 Nov 2007
High quality pedagogical knowledge is crucial for students, especially for teacher-education students, because it can assist them in their current learning and in helping their own future students' learning. This study of teacher-education students used a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate three main research questions: (1) What pedagogical knowledge (SPK) do students have about teachers' use of questions? (2) How well-developed is this SPK? (3) Do students use this SPK in planning for teaching? The findings showed that students did have SPK about teachers' use of questions that involved a wide range of motivational, cognitive and metacognitive activities in teaching and learning. There was evidence that students did use their SPK in a simulated teaching situation. However, the extent of knowledge used depended on the situations students were involved in, on the types and the quality of the SPK, and on the availability of external probing. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia