ERIC Number: EJ1192405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Pedagogical Content Knowledge and the Teaching of Outdoor Education
Dyment, Janet E.; Chick, Helen L.; Walker, Christopher T.; Macqueen, Thomas P. N.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v18 n4 p303-322 2018
This theoretical paper examines the concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and explores how it might contribute to conversations around quality teaching and learning in outdoor education. This paper begins by summarizing the historical and contemporary literature, including issues of definitions, curriculum, content, and pedagogy in outdoor education. We then review the concept of PCK, its history, and contributions to other subject areas, including mathematics. We present a framework for PCK from the field of mathematics education and propose a 'modified' PCK framework for outdoor education. We postulate that this framework might help articulate knowledge areas needed by a teacher of outdoor education, and how these differ from and are similar to those required in other subject areas. We conclude by exploring how the idea of PCK and the modified framework might add to existing understandings of what it means to provide high quality outdoor education teaching and learning experiences.
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Quality, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Definitions, Educational History, Mathematics Instruction, Guidelines, Learning Experience, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia