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Copy of TPACK
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TPACK Framework - more than learning the basic skills
i.e. Workshops are ill-suited to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom to teach students effectively
Applying the Framework
Learning basic skills does not mean good teaching
Teachers need to be trained & acquire competency with hardware
Approaches --> provide teachers with experiences involving real educational problems to be solved by technology
Technology Knowledge (TK)
Problems for Teachers
1. Technology changing at a rapid rate
2. Inappropriate design of software - business
3. Context-neutral approaches - not specific subject
4. What not how
Formal IT coursework -> inability to integrate
technology into the classroom
Includes knowledge of....
Content Knowledge (CK)
Knowledge about accepted ways of developing knowledge
"Command of the Subject"
Pedagogical Knowledge (PK)
How students learn
Methods of assessment
Knowledge of theories about learning
Pedagogical Content Knowledge
What makes a subject difficult and easy to learn
Technological Content Knowledge (TCK)
Viewing affordances and constraints of technology as an enabler of different teaching methods
Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK)
TPK becomes particularly important because most popular software programs are not designed for educational purposes.
Rejecting functional fixedness
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)
An understanding of the complexity of relationships between students, teachers, content, practices and technologies
Requires that teachers understand technology enough to apply it, recognize when technology can assist or interfere with the achievement of a goal, and continually adapt to changes in technology
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
-Sir William Henry Bragg
The Need for TPCK
Using Technology in The Classroom
A Framework for Teacher
Knowledge for Technology
Content Knowledge and Pedagogical
Previously, either content or pedagogy dominated
A relationship between Content and Pedagogy is necessary
PCK is a blend of two bodies of knowledge
The use of PCK allows educators to present information in a way that will be easy for others to understand
Making the jump
Charts and Graphs
Technology is constantly changing
Teachers need to be educated
Need for a vision
Need for theories
Applying TPCK in the Classroom
Emphases is placed on learning by doing, and less so on overt lecturing and traditional teaching