Dewey and Pedagogical content knowledge
“Attempting to meet such aims obviously confronts the notion of teaching as transmission of information. However, in attempting to address these concerns, Mandi and Philippa found it to be demanding work. There was little real support available to them...Therefore , they were left to work through their issues alone and to construct their teaching in new and different ways...”
However the practice of this new virtue in one’s professional life is not easy. One finds oneself at odds with the whole system of education, with the routines one has to follow. The opposition is strong but not invincible.
Researches on PCK have also revealed that teachers sometimes find what they have learnt from their teachers’ training courses in part irrelevant to the practical situation.