Constructing a multiple choice test to measure elementary school teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge of technology education.

E.J. Rohaan, R. Taconis, W.M.G. Jochems

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the construction and validation of a multiple choice test to measure elementary school teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge of technology education. Pedagogical Content Knowledge is generally accepted to be a crucial domain of teacher knowledge and is, therefore, an important research topic. Nonetheless, the current methods to examine this domain of teacher knowledge are labor-intensive and time-consuming, which implies small-scale studies and restricts generalization of the results. Hence, the challenge remains to construct an instrument that is time and labor-efficient. Together with a team of experts in the field of technology education a multiple choice test was constructed. The instrument was statistically validated in three steps (sub study 1, 2, and 3). The procedure followed to construct our test was proved to be effective. The results showed that it is possible to statistically validate the test when focusing on test-retest reliability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNARST Annual International Conference 2009 "Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education" April 17-21 2009 Garden Grove CA
    Place of PublicationGarden Grove, CA
    PublisherNARST
    Pages1-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2009 NARST Annual International Conference, April 17-21, 2009, Garden Grove, CA, USA - Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, CA, United States
    Duration: 17 Apr 200921 Apr 2009
    https://www.narst.org/annualconference/2009conference.cfm

    Conference

    Conference2009 NARST Annual International Conference, April 17-21, 2009, Garden Grove, CA, USA
    CountryUnited States
    CityGarden Grove, CA
    Period17/04/0921/04/09
    Other"Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education"
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