Preservice Agriculture Teachers Development of Knowledge of Content and Students During their Student Teaching Experience


AJ Argueta

Graduate Student Thesis - Five pre-service teachers were analyzed to determine how they adjusted their content based on the knowledge of their students, a concept described as knowledge of content and students (KCS). The teachers all taught the same unit (plant parts and functions) and were analyzed through their lesson plans, a pre-interview before teaching the unit, a post-interview after the unit and one lesson observation within the unit. The findings were then coded by the researcher using a pedagogical content knowledge framework and revealed six major themes about the development of a pre-service knowledge of content and students. 

Additional Information

Date of publication: