TEACHER UNDERSTANDINGS OF PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (PCK) AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN CLASSROOM
Ahmad Yani, Enok Maryani
Department of Geography Education
Faculty of Social Science Education
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Research about mastering Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) have been done by researchers. With population of students who were in teaching practices and geography teacher that in an education and professional training of teachers, prospective teachers and geography teachers showing a very low result in understanding PCK, especially for Geography subject. This research would more deeply researching, whether substantially PCK does not implemented by teacher in classroom. This information is important to prevent a mistake of presumption in geography teacher coaching. With description method, researcher obtained research subject of 20 people from the circle of geography teacher in Bandung City and Cimahi City, West Java. Research result shows that from the aspect of theoretical understanding, teacher were less understand the PCK concept, but from the aspect of implementation partly it has being implemented in the classroom even though they generally not realized what they has been done. Overall, either for theory or practice, PCK have not being understood and implemented well by geography teachers yet in Bandung City and Cimahi City.
Topic: Geographical Education