Teaching teachers for the future project: building TPACK confidence and capabilities for elearning

Finger, Glenn and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Grimbeek, Peter (2013) Teaching teachers for the future project: building TPACK confidence and capabilities for elearning. In: International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2013), 29 Nov-1 Dec 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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In Australian Higher Education, the importance of initial teacher education (ITE) programs is evident through enrolments totalling 105,858 students in the broad field of Education in 2012 (DIISRTE, 2012) which represent 9.7% of the 1,094,672 students enrolled in higher education. This paper provides insights into the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project involving all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) which provide ITE programs in Australia. The 15 month long, $8 million TTF Project, funded by the Australian Government's ICT Innovation Fund aimed to develop the ICT capabilities of future teachers. The design of ITE programs need to build the capabilities of future teachers to be effective within increasingly eLearning environments in schools. Central was the use of the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) conceptualisation (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) for teacher educators to build pre-service teachers' TPACK confidence and capabilities to enhance eLearning approaches with their students. Key findings from the TTF Project indicate that the TPACK conceptualisation and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership's ICT Elaborations for Graduate Teacher Standards (AITSL, 2011a) can inform the design of ITE programs in preparing future teachers for using ICT to support teaching and to support student learning.

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Additional Information: © ICEdutech 2013. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 01:46
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: initial teacher education; TPACK; capabilities; ICT; elearning
Fields of Research : 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 > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24310

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