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Examining chemistry teachers' use of curriculum materials: In view of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge
Bo Chen; Bing Wei
2015
Source PublicationChemistry Education Research and Practice
ISSN1109-4028
Volume16Issue:2Pages:260-272
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This paper aimed to explore how pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of teachers influenced their adaptations of the curriculum materials of the new senior secondary chemistry curriculum, a standards-based science curriculum, in China. This study was based on the premise that the interaction of the teacher with the curriculum materials determines what happens in the classroom. An interpretive approach was adopted and five experienced chemistry teachers in four senior secondary schools participated in this study. Classroom observations and interviews were used as research methods. The data analysis revealed that there were four components of PCK that led to teachers' adaptations of curriculum materials and they were knowledge of students' understanding of science, knowledge of assessment in science, knowledge of instructional strategies, and knowledge of science curriculum. Among these four components of PCK, knowledge of students' understanding of science and knowledge of assessment in science were the factors that most influenced teachers' adaptations of curriculum materials. Furthermore, the ways that these four components of PCK influenced teachers' adaptations were different. The implications of the findings and the suggestions for the further studies were discussed in the last section of this paper.

DOI10.1039/c4rp00237g
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Indexed BySCIE ; SSCI ; SSCI
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research ; Education, Scientific Disciplines
WOS IDWOS:000352633700007
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorBo Chen
AffiliationFaculty of Education,University of Macau,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Bo Chen,Bing Wei. Examining chemistry teachers' use of curriculum materials: In view of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge[J]. Chemistry Education Research and Practice,2015,16(2):260-272.
APA Bo Chen,&Bing Wei.(2015).Examining chemistry teachers' use of curriculum materials: In view of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge.Chemistry Education Research and Practice,16(2),260-272.
MLA Bo Chen,et al."Examining chemistry teachers' use of curriculum materials: In view of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge".Chemistry Education Research and Practice 16.2(2015):260-272.
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