A national analysis of the content knowledge of Turkish physical education teacher education students

Dervent F., Devrilmez E., İnce M. L., Ward P.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT PEDAGOGY, vol.25, no.6, pp.613-628, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17408989.2020.1779682
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.613-628
  • Keywords: Common content knowledge, specialized content knowledge, content development, preservice teaching, professional knowledge, SPECIALIZED CONTENT KNOWLEDGE, PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE, COMMON CONTENT KNOWLEDGE, CONTENT MAPS, TASK, VALIDATION
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Content knowledge is universally acknowledged as one of several knowledge bases that inform pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). Content knowledge has been both hypothesized and demonstrated to influence PCK in two ways. First, teachers must know the rules, safety, etiquette, technique, and tactics of a movement form to teach it. This domain of content knowledge is called common content knowledge (CCK), that is the knowledge that one needs to perform the content. Second, in addition teachers must also know how to select, design, and represent instructional tasks that describe the rules, safety, etiquette, techniques, and tactics to students in ways that they will understand and respond to errors by students in terms of rules, safety, etiquette, techniques, and tactics, that is called specialized content knowledge (SCK) for physical education.