Pedagogical Thinking

   A Basis for Planning
Beginning Teaching

"If beginning teachers are to be successful, they must wrestle
simultaneously with issues of pedagogic...
Pedagogical Content Knowledge

"the most useful forms of representation of [topics], the most
powerful analogies, illustra...
Multiple Ways

 Students work differently - we know this intuitively and there
 are lots of theoretical explanations. I am...
Broader Purpose

We need to be mindful of the broader purposes in the teaching
and learning exchange too:
   Literacy
   E...
Examples of Teachers displaying PCK

Knowledge of           Evident when the teacher:

Teaching Strategies    Discusses/Us...
And the Big Ones

 Explains how the topic fits in the curriculum

 Explains why the topic is in the curriculum in the firs...
Planning this in STS

  The Mahara Template takes you beyond a lesson plan.

  Feel free to play with it - it is a tool to...
Pedagogical thinking
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Pedagogical thinking

3,305 views

Published on

Mini Lecture for Secondary Teaching Studies 2, University of Canberra.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
3,305
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1,620
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
17
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Pedagogical thinking

  1. 1. Pedagogical Thinking A Basis for Planning
  2. 2. Beginning Teaching "If beginning teachers are to be successful, they must wrestle simultaneously with issues of pedagogical content (or knowledge) as well as general pedagogy (or generic teaching principles)" (Grossman, as cited in Ornstein, Thomas, & Lasley, 2000, p. 508). There are a set of general skills for working in classrooms. There is also a way of knowing your discipline that is needed in teaching.
  3. 3. Pedagogical Content Knowledge "the most useful forms of representation of [topics], the most powerful analogies, illustrations, examples, explanations, and demonstrations - in a word, the ways of representing and formulating the subject that make it comprehensible to others ... Pedagogical content knowledge also includes an understanding of what makes the learning of specific topics easy or difficult: the conceptions and preconceptions that students of different ages and backgrounds bring with them to the learning of those most frequently taught topics and lessons." (Shulman, 1986).
  4. 4. Multiple Ways Students work differently - we know this intuitively and there are lots of theoretical explanations. I am an advocate of Gardner, but there are others. It follows that we need to know a range of pedagogical content.
  5. 5. Broader Purpose We need to be mindful of the broader purposes in the teaching and learning exchange too: Literacy Enjoyment of learning Respect for others and environment Skills and values
  6. 6. Examples of Teachers displaying PCK Knowledge of Evident when the teacher: Teaching Strategies Discusses/Uses general or specific approaches to teaching a concept or skill Student Thinking Addresses student ways of thinking about a concept, recognises typical understandings Student Misconceptions Uses methods to address and challenge common alternative conceptions Cognitive Demand of Identifies aspects of the task that that affect its Tasks complecity Knowledge of Examples Uses an example that highlights a concept or procedure Knowledge of Uses resources that support teaching Resources
  7. 7. And the Big Ones Explains how the topic fits in the curriculum Explains why the topic is in the curriculum in the first place. Explain how to cater for needs based on diversity.
  8. 8. Planning this in STS The Mahara Template takes you beyond a lesson plan. Feel free to play with it - it is a tool to make your pedagogical reasoning visible. You are not expected to record this level of analysis with every lesson on prac, but you should go through the thinking process.

×