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Pedagogical content knowledge of experienced teachers in physical education: functional analysis of adaptations.
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PMID:  22276409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is the teacher's ability to pedagogically adapt content to students of diverse abilities. In this study, we investigated how teachers' adaptations of instruction for individual students differed when teaching stronger and weaker instructional units. We used functional analysis (Hanley, Iwata, & McCord, 2003) of the instructional interaction to examine PCK. We observed and measured student-teacher interactions and their appropriateness. Participants were 2 experienced elementary physical educators who taught stronger and weaker units. Primarily, the appropriateness data indicated PCK differences between the stronger and weaker units. Results show that functional analysis of instructional adaptations is an effective strategy for examining PCK and that teachers were better able to meet students' needs in the stronger unit.
Shiri Ayvazo; Phillip Ward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sports Education Leadership, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-3031, USA.
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