A Test of Common Content Knowledge for Gymnastics: A Rasch Analysis

Fatih Dervent

Marmara University

Fatih Dervent is an associate professor at Marmara University, Faculty of Sport Sciences. He has two lines of inquiry. His first and primary focus examines teachers’ content knowledge (CK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as they relate to teaching effectiveness and professional development in physical education. He is a lead investigator in the Learning to Teach Physical Education research program at The Ohio State University. The research group focuses on the investigating teacher’s CK, namely, common content knowledge (CCK), specialized content knowledge (SCK), and PCK in a variety of preservice and inservice teachers. One of his main research foci in the research group has been to extend our conceptual understanding of content development in physical education by validating content maps as a measurement tool, examining new categories of instructional tasks to describe content development.

erhan devrilmez

Karamanoglu Mehmetbey Universitesi

Erhan Devrilmez is an assistant professor in Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey University in Turkey. His majors are curriculum development and content knowledge in PETE.


Teachers’ content knowledgehas been recognized as essential for effective teaching (Ball et al., 2008; Shulman, 1987; Siedentop, 2002). Content knowledge is a necessary prerequisite to making good instructional decisions... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Fatih Dervent (Marmara University)
  2. erhan devrilmez (Karamanoglu Mehmetbey Universitesi)
  3. Mustafa Levent Ince (Middle East Technical University)
  4. Phillip Ward (The Ohio State University)

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• Empowering practitioners and supporting professional learning


PS6-H » Oral - Teacher knowledge, learning and pedagogy (11:00 - Saturday, 28th July, Holyrood, JMCC)

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