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A Focus StatementExplain the difference between content and process knowledge Process knowledge in previous editions was known as pedagogical knowledge What is your position regarding the discussion Give support for your position B Critical Thinking Response 1 Content knowledge- Content knowledge is the knowledge that a reader has before reading on a topic For example before I read Teaching Autistic Children to Swim article I applied my prior knowledge of being a swim instructor I also had to think about what I know about Autistic children Another example is when I taught a 2nd grade classroom the students were reading the American Girl book about Addie The students had to know about slavery and the information accompanying that period in time My teacher had to talk to the students about how slaves escape how they were separated from their families the consequences and the outcome Without having content knowledge before reading this book students would have been lost and had a hard time following 2 Process knowledge- Process knowledge is how students perceive the information they are reading and the steps the students take to understand the content or how students get the information out An example of this happened recently at my place employment I had received an email from a parent stating a problem with the team and questions that she had I took the email as very offensive and felt like I was being questioned as a swim coach I then read the email to my boss who took it in a whole different way She thought that she was just asking a simple question and was looking for more information Another example of process knowledge I encountered in a classroom with many different level readers as a class we were reading a mystery book A boy in the class while reading came up to me to tell me his conclusion for the end of the book He explained to me the
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