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Using educative curriculum materials to promote the development of professional teaching knowledge


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

This study explored the dynamic teacher-curriculum relationship to determine whether experiences with educative curriculum materials for using historical photographs might contribute to three social studies teachers’ professional teaching knowledge as it relates to problem-based historical inquiry. Specifically, this three-iteration design experiment examined any changes in participating teachers’ understanding of the following four research-based principles: learning should be purposeful, connected, active, and structured to encourage success. Data obtained from this implementation also addressed the following questions: can educative curriculum materials featuring historical photographs help social studies teachers develop professional teaching knowledge as it relates to problem-based historical inquiry? How do social studies teachers who are new to problem-based historical inquiry interact with and use educative curriculum materials featuring historical photographs? Can educative curriculum materials designed to develop problem-based historical inquiry influence teachers’ practice decisions? Can educative curriculum materials help teachers’ articulate a professional teaching knowledge as it relates to problem-based historical inquiry? While the three participants tended to use the educative curriculum materials virtually indistinguishably from traditional resources, they each seemed to become more reflective; the educative curriculum materials seemed to prompt the teachers’ rather modest development of a more professional teaching knowledge as it relates to problem-based historical inquiry.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Teacher education;
Social studies education;
Curriculum development;
Knowledge;
Teaching
Classification
0530: Teacher education
0534: Social studies education
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education; Educative curriculum materials; Professional development; Professional teaching knowledge; Teacher-learning; Teacher-training; Teaching knowledge
Title
Using educative curriculum materials to promote the development of professional teaching knowledge
Author
Callahan, Cory
Number of pages
259
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0012
Source
DAI-A 70/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109043501
Advisor
Saye, John W., Jr.
University/institution
Auburn University
University location
United States -- Alabama
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3348255
ProQuest document ID
288073431
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/288073431
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