Deng, Zongyi, "Transforming the Subject Matter: Examining the Intellectual Roots of Pedagogical Content Knowledge," Curriculum Inquiry, 37(September, 2007), 279-295.


Zongyi Deng


Argues that determining what constitutes the subject matter of a school subject is a curricular task whereas transforming disciplinary content into pedagogical content knowledge is primarily a pedagogical task; the two are not the same.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and the Disciplines, Teacher Planning, Curriculum Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation, School Subjects


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