Article | PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012 | Discovering Technology teachersand#8217; pedagogical content knowledge: A comparative study between South Africa and New Zealand

Title:
Discovering Technology teachersand#8217; pedagogical content knowledge: A comparative study between South Africa and New Zealand
Author:
P John Williams: University of Waikato, New Zealand Mishack Gumbo: University of South Africa
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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.:
056
Pages:
478-487
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


An important and under-researched area of Technology Education is teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). This concept reflects the notion that expert teachers’ knowledge is a unique integration of their pedagogical technique and their understanding of Technology content as applied in a particular instance.

This research enquires into Technology teachers’ PCK in New Zealand and South Africa; using a comparative perspective and a methodology derived from the philosophy of PCK. The rationale for the selection of these two countries is the similar timeframe of implementations and review of Technology Education curriculum which has occurred in each country.

This presentation will compare the PCK of New Zealand Technology teachers and the PCK of South African Technology teachers through a case study approach. The findings in this paper are reported from the interviews; classroom observations; and document reviews of teachers in each country.

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

Author:
P John Williams, Mishack Gumbo
Title:
Discovering Technology teachersand#8217; pedagogical content knowledge: A comparative study between South Africa and New Zealand
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PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012

Author:
P John Williams, Mishack Gumbo
Title:
Discovering Technology teachersand#8217; pedagogical content knowledge: A comparative study between South Africa and New Zealand
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