What Makes A Good Teacher? Needs and Necessities-A Survey of Recent Literature on Teacher’s Subject Matter Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, and Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Amirreza Karami


This paper provides an overview of some entailed issues in efficacious teaching. First section focuses upon teacher’s subject matter knowledge and the way it affects teaching. The results of the review in this part suggest the efficacy of the teacher’s high subject matter knowledge on significant improvement in teaching and learning process. Second part reviews pedagogical knowledge and its importance on effective teaching. The significance of pedagogical knowledge to the teaching and learning process has been reaffirmed, too and the last part concentrates on pedagogical content knowledge. The findings of the past research discover its vital role in language teaching and learning. This review serves to highlight paramount findings from the recent investigations that have implications for the development of teacher education, teaching and learning enhancement.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v6i2.8826


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