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Probing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in statistics: 'how will Tom get to school tomorrow?'

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Watson, J and Callingham, R and Nathan, E, Probing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in statistics: 'how will Tom get to school tomorrow?', Crossing Divides: MERGA 32 Conference Proceedings, 5-9 July 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 563-570. ISBN 978-1-920846-21-3 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

This paper provides an analysis of interview responses from 40 teachers to a student survey question based on a pictograph. Responses comprise the first segment of 30-40 minute interviews exploring teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in statistics at the middle school level. The responses are analysed against a back-drop of previous research on how teachers integrate their understanding to plan for appropriate learning outcomes. Four components of PCK are identified and a wide range of capability observed in the group of teachers interviewed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
Author:Nathan, E (Dr Erica Nathan)
ID Code:60468
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-05
Last Modified:2015-03-05
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