Beyond pedagogical content knowledge: the importance of TPACK for informing preservice teacher education in Australia

Finger, Glenn and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Albion, Peter (2010) Beyond pedagogical content knowledge: the importance of TPACK for informing preservice teacher education in Australia. In: 21st World Computer Congress: Key Compentencies in the Knowledge Society (WCC 2010), 20-23 Sep 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Since the emergence of computers in schools during the 1980’s, there have been considerable developments by education systems and schools to develop policies and expectations for the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance learning and teaching. These have not always translated into practice, which has resulted in a focus on the need for improvements in preservice teacher education programs and professional development of practising teachers. This paper starts from the premise that most teacher education have been constrained by using Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) developed by Shulman [1] [2] prior to the dynamic technological changes enabled by the Internet. The authors present the case for the importance of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) [3] [4]. Subsequently, the paper provides guidance for auditing the TPACK capabilities of teacher education students through the presentation of an instrument developed, and provides a summary of some of the findings of a study undertaken using that instrument.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited with blanket permission of publisher. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 371.334 Key.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 01:32
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 02:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: technological pedagogical content knowledge; TPACK; preservice teacher education; professional standards; information and communication technologies
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8740

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