Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 1–20

Subject-matter knowledge and knowledge about students as sources of teacher presentations of the subject-matter

Authors

  • Ruhama Even
    • Department of Science TeachingWeizmann Institute of Science
  • Dina Tirosh
    • School of EducationTel Aviv University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01273897

Cite this article as:
Even, R. & Tirosh, D. Educ Stud Math (1995) 29: 1. doi:10.1007/BF01273897

Abstract

Pedagogical content knowledge is made up of several components. In this paper we concentrate on one of these: teachers' planned presentations of the subject-matter. We deal with two main sources of this component of pedagogical content knowledge: knowledge about the subject-matter and knowledge about students. Illustrations are given in two mathematical domains: functions and undefined mathematical operations. The paper concludes with a discussion of the nature of teachers' knowledge and the interconnections between the three constructs: subject-matter knowledge, knowledge about students, and knowledge about ways of presenting the subject-matter.

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