Internalization of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in The Lecture of Microteaching for Teacher Candidates

  • Dini Reistanti Pratiwi Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Hari Kusmanto Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Keywords: pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, microteaching


This article describes the ability of pedagogical content knowledge of Indonesian Language teacher candidates pursuing a microteaching course. This descriptive qualitative study employs an observation and documentation in collecting data. The data of this present investigation were learning devices contained in the students' portfolios of microteaching course and the activities of students’ microteaching at Indonesian Language Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta. Furthermore, the collected data were analyzed through a content analysis. The result shows that the content knowledge and pedagogic knowledge of the students are decent in the perspective of the arranged learning devices. The indicators which are used to find out the content knowledge include (1) the appropriateness of drafting indicators; (2) the suitability of the material to the determined indicators; and (3) the suitability of the arranged questions/tasks to the formulated indicators. In addition, the criteria which are used to determine the knowledge of pedagogy are such as (1) the selection of the appropriate learning methods; (2) the implementation of the learning steps that correspond to the specified methods; (3) the selection of the relevant media and learning resources.