Concept Cartoons as a Representation of Practice

  • Libuše SamkováEmail author
Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)


The chapter focuses on using Concept Cartoons as a representation of practice in pre-service primary school teachers’ education, especially on the possibility to employ them as a tool for investigating informal foundations of pedagogical content knowledge. The chapter introduces Concept Cartoons, and reports qualitative empirical research with a preparatory study. The preparatory study suggests the form of the Concept Cartoons environment suitable for investigating pedagogical content knowledge, and the main study analyzes displays of pedagogical content knowledge revealed in data collected from pre-service primary school teachers before their entering the course on didactics of mathematics. The results confirmed that Concept Cartoons were suitable for the studied purpose.


Concept Cartoons Pedagogical content knowledge Pre-service primary school teachers Representation of practice Teacher education 



This research was supported by the Czech Science Foundation, project No. 14-01417S.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of South Bohemia in České BudějoviceČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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