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What does PCK stand for?

PCK stands for Pedagogical Content Knowledge (knowledge of how to teach a subject)

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They also consider classroom, teacher, and curriculum influences, such as homework, formative assessment, peer influences, collaboration, nontraditional teacher preparation, teaching quality, expectations, enthusiasm, cultural and professional identities, intelligence, pedagogical content knowledge, school reform, motivation, activity-based learning strategies, bilingual education programs, creativity, outdoor education, discussion, second language vocabulary, reading, social skills, writing, and response to intervention, and teacher strategies, such as goal setting, concept mapping, direct instruction, reciprocal teaching, peer tutoring, problem-based learning, multimedia learning, feedback, questioning, testing, study skills, distance education, and home school programs.
In an engaging mathematics classroom, positive pedagogical relationships exist where: * students' backgrounds and pre-existing knowledge are acknowledged and contribute to the learning of others (R1) * there is regular interaction amongst students, and between teacher and students (R2) * the teacher models enthusiasm and an enjoyment of mathematics and has strong pedagogical content knowledge (R3) * the teacher is aware of each student's abilities and learning needs (R4) * feedback to students is constructive, purposeful and timely (R5) The second section of the FEM explains aspects of pedagogy that contribute to positive student engagement (Figure 3).
ISTE, 2008) In 2008, the Innovation and Technology Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) published the Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) and called for integration of technology, pedagogy and content knowledge that went "beyond all three components .
She writes: "Like performing on an instrument, teaching seems to require similar repetitive practice to master pedagogical routines and pedagogical content knowledge.
The results indicated that previous mathematics ability and posttest performance were valuable predictors to student success on all portions of the state-mandated teacher certification exam, ExCET The qualitative data indicated that mathematically competent preservice teachers exhibited progressively more pedagogical content knowledge as they were exposed to mathematics pedagogy during their mathematics methods course.
The theories of teaching acclaimed by Shulman (1986) for his delineation of teachers as knowledge workers (the application of certain bodies of knowledge such as subject matter knowledge, knowledge of curriculum, knowledge of management techniques, pedagogical content knowledge, knowledge of students to the complex and diverse problems of day-to-day practice) lead inspired approaches to professional development which cast teachers in roles of inquiry that inform both theory and practice.