You are here:

Computer-Supported Teacher Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge through Developing School-Based Curriculum
ARTICLE

, ,

Journal of Educational Technology & Society Volume 11, Number 2, ISSN 1176-3647 e-ISSN 1176-3647

Abstract

Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is essential to career development for teachers. Teachers can develop their own PCK by research-based activities such as action research and lesson study, with a particular emphasis on the employment of classroom practice, information technology, and collaborative learning. However, in recent studies, most of the models for enhancing teachers' PCK focus on individual teachers or teacher groups, and there is less chance of receiving support from the school leadership and institutional resources. This study proposes a development model for PCK known as the 3C-model and implements a support system for it, known as EDUPLAN. The model engages teachers in collaboratively constructing and sharing a knowledge-base of lesson plans with the involvement of different levels of school members for their school's curriculum. Through the process of school-based curriculum development, the model was found to increase teacher PCK and collaboration. Finally, the supporting system is found to be capable of enhancing performance in lesson plan construction and revision and thus the efficiency of PCK development. (Contains 4 tables and 11 figures.)

Citation

Juang, Y.R., Liu, T.C. & Chan, T.W. (2008). Computer-Supported Teacher Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge through Developing School-Based Curriculum. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 11(2), 149-170. Retrieved February 1, 2023 from .

This record was imported from ERIC on April 18, 2013. [Original Record]

ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Copyright for this record is held by the content creator. For more details see ERIC's copyright policy.

Keywords