Ch 2: Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you develop effective lessons and instructional methods to help students learn by teaching you about the importance of understanding pedagogical content.

Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy - Chapter Summary

This chapter will introduce you to useful information about content and pedagogy to help you improve your instruction. Through short lessons and quizzes, you will learn about the following:

  • Why having knowledge of the structure of disciplinary subjects is important
  • How prerequisite relationships can be used in the classroom
  • The definition of pedagogical content

How It Helps

  • Provides knowledge: Your understanding of the structure of disciplinary subjects will help you build your instruction based upon it.
  • Promotes awareness: Because you will learn how prerequisite relationships are beneficial for instruction, you will be able to use it in your curriculum.
  • Gives a breakdown: Not only will you learn the definition of pedagogical content knowledge, but you will also learn its components.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Provide instruction using your knowledge of the structure of disciplinary subjects
  • Create your lessons by using prerequisite relationships
  • Use pedagogical content knowledge in your instructional methods

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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