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2010 Winter Meeting

2010 AAPT Winter Meeting
February 13-17, 2010
Washington, DC

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Developing Physics Teacher Knowledge
  Date: Saturday, Feb.13
  Time: 7:30-3:30
  Price: Member: $80.00
Nonmember: $105.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Teacher Preparation
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Apparatus
  Leader(s): Eugenia Etkina,
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description Lee Shulman identified pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as a necessary component of teacher knowledge - a blend of content and pedagogy that distinguishes the understanding of a pedagogue from that of a content expert. PCK is a very personal construct that is based on one's orientation towards teaching which in turn shapes the knowledge and attitudes towards students' ideas, different ways to represent those ideas, assessment strategies, and effective instructional methods within a particular discipline. The combination of the objective and subjective aspects of pedagogical content knowledge makes is difficult to teach and even more difficult to evaluate. Lunch is included in the price of this workshop. What constitutes physics PCK and how can physics teachers construct and evaluate theirs? In this interactive workshop participants will reflect on their own PCK and develop some strategies for its improvement. They will also learn about a teacher preparation program that specifically focuses on helping future teachers build their physics PCK.
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