An Investigation of Primary Teachers' Pedagogical content knowledge when teaching measurement to years three and four

Wayne Hawkins

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    Abstract

    This study reports the findings of four primary mathematics teachers from Australia on their pedagogical content knowledge when teaching measurement to Years 3 and 4. Each teacher was observed, interviewed and completed a reflective questionnaire. Their knowledge of measurement (mathematics discipline knowledge) was analysed, as well as knowledge of general pedagogy and knowledge of their students. Only one teacher was strong in all three areas resulting in strong pedagogical content knowledge. The other three demonstrated varying degrees of weaknesses in these three types of knowledge, resulting in diminished pedagogical content knowledge. A model of pedagogical content knowledge is presented which accommodates the dynamic nature of pedagogical content knowledge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 2012)
    Place of PublicationKorea
    PublisherICME, Korea National Univeristy of Education
    Pages1874-1883
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event12th International Congress on Mathematical Education - Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    Duration: 8 Jul 201215 Jul 2012

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    Conference12th International Congress on Mathematical Education
    CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
    CitySeoul
    Period8/07/1215/07/12

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    Hawkins, W. (2012). An Investigation of Primary Teachers' Pedagogical content knowledge when teaching measurement to years three and four. In 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 2012) (pp. 1874-1883). Korea: ICME, Korea National Univeristy of Education.
    Hawkins, Wayne. / An Investigation of Primary Teachers' Pedagogical content knowledge when teaching measurement to years three and four. 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 2012). Korea : ICME, Korea National Univeristy of Education, 2012. pp. 1874-1883
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