Razonamiento Pedagógico Específico sobre el Contenido (RPEC)

Translated title of the contribution: Specific pedagogical content reasoning

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The concept of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) has had a major influence on research on science teacher knowledge and thinking in the past 25 years. However, PCK has shown to be a difficult concept to characterize and thus it has been the subject of diverse interpretations. In this paper I present a personal reflection about both the nature of PCK and its usefulness in the characterization of teacher thinking. In particular, I discuss the need for shifting our efforts from cataloguing teacher knowledge about teaching a particular subject to characterizing teachers' specific pedagogical content reasoning (SPCR) as they face specific pedagogical tasks in diverse contexts.

Translated title of the contributionSpecific pedagogical content reasoning
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)391-397
Number of pages7
JournalEducacion Quimica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014


  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • Specific pedagogical content reasoning
  • Teacher preparation
  • Teacher thinking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education


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