PREPARATION OF NEW PHYSICS TEACHERS FROM VARIOUS PERSPECTIVES

TitlePREPARATION OF NEW PHYSICS TEACHERS FROM VARIOUS PERSPECTIVES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDemkanin, P
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume12
Issue1
Start Page4-5
Date PublishedMarch/2013
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1037478
Keywordsphysics teacher, pre-service teacher training, science education
Abstract

There is no doubt, that preparation of new teachers significantly influences many aspects of education. Most of us, readers of this Journal, are involved in preparation of new science teachers. My group focuses on physics teachers for secondary school level and this is the main perspective of this reflection.
Many of us work with transformative model of the knowledge base for teaching and with the concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) (Magnusson, Krajcik & Borko, 1999). We highlight five components of PCK: orientation toward science teaching; knowledge (and beliefs) about science curriculum; knowledge (and beliefs) about students’ understanding of science topics; knowledge (and beliefs) about assessment in science; and knowledge (and beliefs) about instructional strategies for teaching science. Let’s look at them from the perspective of pre-service teacher trainer.

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