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ERIC Number: EJ937923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Subject-Matter Didactics as a Central Knowledge Base for Teachers, or Should It Be Called Pedagogical Content Knowledge?
Kansanen, Pertti
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v17 n1 p29-39 2009
This paper compares the concepts of "subject-matter didactics" (Fachdidaktik) with "pedagogical content knowledge". The former is based on German didaktik and has a long tradition. The latter was introduced by Lee Shulman in the late 1980s and has no tradition in the same way as its German counterpart. Both of the concepts deal with the same ideas; there are, however, essential differences. Subject-matter didactics is a broader concept also containing value aspects and other curriculum-related characteristics. Pedagogical content knowledge, on the other hand, is more research-oriented although at the same time part of a broader knowledge system. Both concepts are dealt with quite separately in the research literature. Combining the promising aspects of both areas might, in future, lead to new insights. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland