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Assessing Future Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in a Physics Class
written by Claudia Fracchiolla and N. Sanjay Rebello
The nature of teacher's pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has often been described as a personal construct that develops over years of practice. However, research has shown that some aspects of PCK can be developed during the preparation of pre-service teachers. A common thread among these aspects of PCK is the importance of kids' prior knowledge. At Kansas State University, a physics class was reformed to infuse PCK into the learning experience of future elementary teachers. As part of the class, students were required to develop a lesson plan that incorporated their understanding of kids' ideas about physics and how to address those ideas. To assess students' PCK, we searched for instances where kids' prior knowledge were present and how students incorporated these ideas into their lesson plan. We present the results of our study and implications for instruction.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 87-90
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Education Foundations
- Alternative Conceptions
- Teacher Characteristics
= Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Education Practices
- Teacher Preparation
- Lower Undergraduate
- Elementary School
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.018
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114085
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2014, elementary teachers, teacher training
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Metadata instance created April 24, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Fracchiolla and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13455&DocID=4054).
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C. Fracchiolla and N. Rebello, Assessing Future Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in a Physics Class, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13455&DocID=4054>.
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Fracchiolla, C., & Rebello, N. (2014, July 30-31). Assessing Future Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in a Physics Class. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13455&DocID=4054
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Fracchiolla, Claudia, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Assessing Future Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in a Physics Class." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13455&DocID=4054 (accessed 18 December 2017).
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Fracchiolla, Claudia, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Assessing Future Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in a Physics Class." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 87-90 of PER Conference. 18 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13455&DocID=4054>.
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