Beginning teachers' conceptual understandings of effective history teaching: examining the change from 'subject knowers' to 'subject teachers'

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Reitano, Paul and Green, Nicole C.. 2013. "Beginning teachers' conceptual understandings of effective history teaching: examining the change from 'subject knowers' to 'subject teachers'." Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 41 (2), pp. 197-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2013.777027
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Beginning teachers' conceptual understandings of effective history teaching: examining the change from 'subject knowers' to 'subject teachers'

ERA Journal ID20741
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsReitano, Paul (Author) and Green, Nicole C. (Author)
Journal TitleAsia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Journal Citation41 (2), pp. 197-217
Number of Pages21
Year2013
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0311-2136
1359-866X
1469-2945
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2013.777027
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1359866X.2013.777027
Abstract

This article reports the investigation of change in preservice teachers' conceptions of effective history teaching across a secondary History methods course in a postgraduate diploma of education program. Using concept mapping to plot shifts in their expressed reflections, data were obtained that indicate personal constructs of effective history teaching based around participants' map structures, curriculum understandings, knowledge of subject matter, knowledge of learners, knowledge of pedagogies, and pedagogical content knowledge. The purpose of this article is twofold: to present the findings of research exploring the growth in conceptual understandings of early career history teachers promoted through the use of; and to discuss the participants' response to tangible opportunities to reflect on their own conceptual understandings of history teaching.

KeywordsAustralia; curriculum; concept maps; conceptual change; history teaching; pedagogical content knowledge; preservice teachers
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390107. Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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