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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 19)
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An Exploratory Factor Analysis in Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge Scale for Teaching Science

Lilia Halim, T. Subahan Mohd Meerah, Effandi Zakaria, Sharifah Intan Sharina Syed Abdullah and Tarzimah Tambychik
Corresponding Author:  Lilia Halim 

Key words:  Confirmatory factorial analysis , effective science learning, pedagogical content knowledge, secondary students, , ,
Vol. 4 , (19): 3558-3564
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January 19, 2012 February 17, 2012 October 01, 2012
Abstract:

This study aims to validate a Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) scale that consists of 56 items. The instrument was distributed to 301 (16 years old) secondary science students. These students were required to respond to a 5 point Likert scale instrument. Using factorial analysis, 16 items were established which was divided into three components of PCK namely i) Knowledge of science pedagogy, ii) knowledge of students and iii) knowledge of concept representational. The final model of PCK was significant (p = 0.000) (RMSEA = 0.075; CFI = 0.910; and TLI = 0.892). This validated survey instrument serves as an evaluation tool for analyzing science teachers PCK that is less laborious and time-consuming.
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Lilia Halim, T. Subahan Mohd Meerah, Effandi Zakaria, Sharifah Intan Sharina Syed Abdullah and Tarzimah Tambychik, 2012. An Exploratory Factor Analysis in Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge Scale for Teaching Science .  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(19): 3558-3564.
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