Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in Initial Teacher Training


The SKaPITT Project



This project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, addressed the question;

" How do one year postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses in England and Wales support trainees' acquisition of subject knowledge and topic specific pedagogy? "

This study is the first that has attempted to investigate the acquisition of subject knowledge and topic specific pedagogy by trainee science teachers in secondary ITT courses and has benefited from comprehensive supportcc by science ITT tutors in England and Wales.

The full project report may be accessed here or at www.wellcome.co.uk.

The research was carried out by Roger Lock, David Salt and Allan Soares.

Working documents on which the report was based and the Research Instruments used to collect data are also available.