Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework that attempts to capture three of the essential qualities required by teachers for technology integration. In this webinar learn how the three forms of primary knowledge interact to create TPACK. Consider how this framework interplays with your own Teacher knowledge. In addition to discussing TPACK, we will look at different activities you can use with your colleagues as well as your own professional development for integrating technology in your classroom.
Originally Lee Shulman developed Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) as a method to explain what teachers need to know in order to be effective.
Pedagogy - how an instructor teaches
Content - what an instructor teaches
Punya Mishra and Matthew Koehler have done extensive research and publication related to the addition of technology to Shulman's concepts.
Technology - integrated into to what an instructor teaches
The TPACK image is an excellent way to examine the meaning of the individual concepts and how their overlap in this format creates now opportunities for teaching and learning.
The power in TPACK lies in the new kinds of knowledge that now exist in the overlapping sections of the diagram. These types of knowledge are the areas where transformational technology integration takes place.
Researchers are free to use the TPACK survey, provided they contact Dr.
Denise Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a description of their
intended usage (research questions, population, etc.), and the site
locations for their research. The goal is to maintain a database of how
the survey is being used, and keep track of any translations of the
survey that exist.
Harris, J., & Hofer, M. (2009). Instructional planning activity types as vehicles for curriculum-based TP ACK development. In C. D. Maddux, (Ed.). Research highlights in technology and teacher education 2009 (pp. 99-108). Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE).
Koehler, M. J., & Mishra, P. (2008). Introducing TPCK. In
J. A. Colbert, K. E. Boyd, K. A. Clark, S. Guan, J. B. Harris, M. A.
Kelly & A. D. Thompson (Eds.), Handbook of Technological Pedagogical
Content Knowledge for Educators (pp. 1-29). New York: Routledge.
Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological
pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge.
Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1017-1054.
Shulman, L. S. (1986). Those who understand: Knowledge growth in teaching. Educational Researcher, 15(4).
Subscribe to the TPACK newsletter by sending a blank email to email@example.com, with the following text in the subject line: subscribe tpack.news FirstName LastName (of course, substituting your own first and last names for ‘FirstName’ and ‘LastName’ — unless their name happens to be FirstName LastName, in which case you can just leave it as is)