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Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)

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The Language of Science Education


Lee Shulman (1986) who proposed the concept of PCK, describes it as teachers’ understanding of “the most useful forms of representation of the most powerful analogies, illustrations, examples, explanations, and demonstrations – in a word, the ways of representing and formulating the subject … that make it comprehensible to others” ( p. 9).

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McComas, W.F. (2014). Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK). In: McComas, W.F. (eds) The Language of Science Education. SensePublishers, Rotterdam.

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