Pedagogical knowledge in English language teaching: A lifelong-learning, complex-system perspective
AuthorDadvand, B; Behzadpoor, F
Source TitleLondon Review of Education
PublisherUCL IOE PRESS, UCL INST EDUCATION
University of Melbourne Author/sDadvand, Babak
AffiliationMelbourne Graduate School of Education
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsDadvand, B. & Behzadpoor, F. (2020). Pedagogical knowledge in English language teaching: A lifelong-learning, complex-system perspective. LONDON REVIEW OF EDUCATION, 18 (1), pp.107-125. https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.18.1.08.
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<ns7:p>Pedagogical knowledge has been the subject of theoretical and empirical studies. However, no research has so far integrated the existing scholarship with data to develop and validate a framework for pedagogical knowledge in English language teaching informed by lifelong-learning, complex-system perspectives. In the absence of such research, we used a mixed method research design through a systematic review of the literature, semi-structured interviews with experienced teachers (N=10) and teacher educators (N=10), as well as a survey of 336 practising teachers in Iran to: (1) develop a framework for pedagogical knowledge; and (2) validate this framework by designing a self-assessment questionnaire for pedagogical knowledge. Our analyses yielded a nine-component model that included: knowledge of subject matter; knowledge of teaching; knowledge of students; knowledge of classroom management; knowledge of educational context; knowledge of democracy, equity and diversity; knowledge of tests/exams; knowledge of learning; and knowledge of (professional) self. Within this nine-factor framework, each component of pedagogical knowledge consists of a number of subcomponents. The proposed framework highlights the multidimensionality and complexity of pedagogical knowledge, and the mutually constitutive relationships among different knowledge domains.</ns7:p>
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