Article | PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012 | An Analysis of PCK to elaborate the difference between Scientific and Technological Knowledge

Title:
An Analysis of PCK to elaborate the difference between Scientific and Technological Knowledge
Author:
P John Williams: Centre for Science and Technology Education Research, University of Waikato, New Zealand John Lockley: Centre for Science and Technology Education Research, University of Waikato, New Zealand
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Year:
2012
Conference:
PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012
Issue:
073
Article no.:
055
Pages:
468-477
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-06-18
ISBN:
978-91-7519-849-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


This research addressed the key area of early career teacher education and aimed to explore the use of a ’Content Representation’ (CoRe) as a planning tool to develop early career secondary teacher Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK). This study was situated in the subject areas of science and technology; in which sound teacher knowledge is important to student engagement. The study was designed to examine whether such a tool (CoRe); co-designed by an early career teacher with expert content and pedagogy specialists; can enhance the PCK of early career science and technology secondary teachers. The research design incorporated a unique partnership between expert classroom teachers; content experts; early career teachers; and researchers experienced in science and technology education.

This paper will present an analysis of CoRe development and the effect that had on the early career teacher’s PCK. In addition; as the same tools and methodology were applied to both a science and a technology teaching context; differences between the two areas became clear. This paper will elaborate and discuss the differences which arose as a result of the development of the CoRe’s and an analysis of PCK differences in science and technology.

PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012

Author:
P John Williams, John Lockley
Title:
An Analysis of PCK to elaborate the difference between Scientific and Technological Knowledge
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PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012

Author:
P John Williams, John Lockley
Title:
An Analysis of PCK to elaborate the difference between Scientific and Technological Knowledge
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