Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Definition & Explanation


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Who is responsible for developing the concept of pedagogical content knowledge?

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1. What is pedagogical content knowledge?

2. What is a feature of pedagogical content knowledge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Successful pedagogy combines two major components in the classroom. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of those two components, the developer of pedagogical content knowledge, and the feature(s) of the educational concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Name the developer of the pedagogical content knowledge concept
  • Define pedagogical content knowledge
  • Identify a feature(s) of pedagogical content knowledge

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding pedagogical content knowledge in order to identify the developer of the concept
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of pedagogy and knowledge to successfully define pedagogical content knowledge
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on successful teaching to recognize features of pedagogical content knowledge

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about combining teaching style with knowledge? Check out the lesson Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines pedagogical content knowledge
  • Explains how pedagogical content knowledge is applied in a classroom
  • Details how to combine content and pedagogy in teaching
  • Identifies the need for understanding student perception as an effective teaching practice
  • Clarifies how teachers must create lessons that consider subject difficulty
  • Explains best teaching strategies for successful learning