Development and validation of a survey instrument for measuring pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge

Martin, David and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina (2020) Development and validation of a survey instrument for measuring pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 43 (5). pp. 512-525. ISSN 1743-727X

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Abstract

In Australia, one of the key findings of the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group was that not all graduating pre-service teachers possess adequate pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) to teach effectively. The concern is that higher education providers working with pre-service teachers are using pedagogical practices and assessments which are not informed by research. Due to its multifaceted nature, PCK is difficult to measure. In the case of mathematics PCK, some researchers have used multiple-choice questions while others use constructed-response formats depending on the specific attribute of PCK being measured. In either case, researchers need to use instruments that are appropriate to each task. This paper reports on the construction and reliability of a survey instrument used in a larger study to measure pre-service teachers’ mathematics PCK. Using four stages of survey development, in addition to inter-rater agreement measures and Rasch modelling techniques, data analyses found high levels of validity and reliability for the Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge Instrument (MPCKI).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 21 Nov 2019. Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2020 00:38
Last Modified: 25 May 2021 02:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-service teachers, mathematics pedagogical content knowledge, construct validity, Rasch modelling
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390109 Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2019.1687669
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37969

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