Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Case Study of a Middle School Mathematics Teacher

교수법적 내용 지식: 미국 중학교 수학 교사 사례 연구

  • Published : 2007.08.31


The purpose of this paper was to investigate the pedagogical content knowledge of a middle school mathematics teacher manifested in his mathematics instruction by identifying the components of the pedagogical content knowledge of the teacher. For the purpose of the study, I conducted an interpretive case study by collecting qualitative data. The results showed that the pedagogical content knowledge of the teacher was characterized by: (a) knowledge of mathematics including connection among topics and various ways of solving problems; (b) knowledge of students' understanding involving students' misconceptions, common errors, difficulties, and confusions; and (c) knowledge of pedagogy consisting of his efforts to motivate his students by providing realistic applications of mathematical topics and his use of materials.