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They Don't Know What They Don't Know: Navigating Elementary Preservice Teachers' Struggle for Content Knowledge

Thu Nov 29 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Columbus KL, Ballroom Level, East Tower

They don't know what they don't know: Navigating elementary preservice teachers' struggle for content knowledge


Preservice teachers' lack of social studies content knowledge and inaccurate social studies understandings present significant challenges in our teaching. This session will revive these timely concerns as they relate to the aims of social justice and anti-oppressive education, the uncovering of counternarratives via historical inquiry, and practices of critical pedagogy.
Elizabeth Bellows, Appalachian State University; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University; Elizabeth Saylor, University of Georgia; Lisa Brown Buchanan, The University of North Carolina Wilmington; Sarah Shear, Pennsylvania State University-Altoona; Jeannette Alarcn, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Pratigya Christy Marhatta, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro