Pedagogical literacy: what it means and what it allows

Effie Maclellan

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    In the context of literacy being understood as an evolving concept, this article argues that a particular form of literacy, pedagogical literacy, is an important cognitive tool for a developed conceptualisation of pedagogical content knowledge and that, by extension, being pedagogically literate is an integral feature of being a professional teacher. Pedagogical literacy is a reflexive concept in which reading and writing (through a knowledge-transforming model) about pedagogical content knowledge is the essential means through which the teacher's pedagogical reasoning develops.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1986-1992
    Number of pages7
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2008


    • literacy
    • scottish education
    • pedagogy
    • learning
    • teaching


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