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ERIC Number: EJ856172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
The Development of Thai Pre-Service Chemistry Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge: From a Methods Course to Field Experience
Faikhamta, Chatree; Coll, Richard K.; Roadrangka, Vantipa
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v32 n1 p18-35 2009
This study investigated the journey of four Thai pre-service chemistry teachers as they sought to develop their Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) throughout a PCK-based chemistry methods course and field experience. In an interpretive case study approach we drew upon classroom observations, semi-structured interviews, chemistry content knowledge surveys, beliefs surveys and documents as data sources. Data analysis was inductive involving categorical aggregation, followed by a search for correspondence and patterns. The findings indicate that at the beginning of the PCK-based chemistry methods course, the pre-service chemistry teachers had a limited background and restricted educational foundation experiences. Through the methods course, they developed their PCK and broadened their views about the nature of science, and learner-centred views of teaching and learning. During their field experiences, they were able to incorporate their methods course learning into their lesson planning appropriately but they faced some difficulties in enacting their PCK in teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand