Developing graduate TPACK capabilities in initial teacher education programs: insights from the Teaching Teachers for the Future Project

Finger, Glenn and Romeo, Geoff and Lloyd, Margaret and Heck, Deborah and Sweeney, Trudy and Albion, Peter and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina (2015) Developing graduate TPACK capabilities in initial teacher education programs: insights from the Teaching Teachers for the Future Project. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 24 (3). pp. 505-513. ISSN 0119-5646

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Abstract

There is increased accountability of initial teacher education (ITE) programs in Australia to develop Graduate teachers who are better prepared. Most ITE programs have been designed using Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Informed by the growing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) research, this journal article suggests that ITE programs need to develop Graduate teachers who have the TPACK capabilities to use technologies to support teaching and student learning. Insights from the research and evaluation of the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project, which was guided by the TPACK conceptualisation, are provided. The TTF Project, which involved all Higher Education Institutions providing ITE programs in Australia, drew upon the TPACK conceptualisation. The TTF Project research and evaluation included the development and administration of a TTF TPACK Survey and the implementation of the Most Significant Change Methodology. Key findings resulting from the employment of these methodologies are summarised to provide guidance to inform the improvement of ITE programs to develop Graduate TPACK capabilities.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 02:55
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 05:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching Teachers for the Future Project; TPACK; graduate teachers; professional standards; most significant change
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
Socio-Economic Objective: 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
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s40299-014-0226-x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26736

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