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Authors:P John Williams: University of Waikato, New Zealand
Mishack Gumbo: University of South Africa
Publication title:Discovering Technology teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge: A comparative study between South Africa and New Zealand
Conference:PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:073
Article No.:056
Abstract: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.

Language:English
Year:2012
No. of pages:10
Pages:478-487
ISBN:978-91-7519-849-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/073/056/ecp12073056.pdf
Available:2012-06-18
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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P John Williams, Mishack Gumbo (2012). Discovering Technology teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge: A comparative study between South Africa and New Zealand, PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=073;article=056 (accessed 12/22/2014)