Search results for: Pedagogical content knowledge
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Putting TPACK on the Radar: A Visual Quantitative Model for Tracking Growth of Essential Teacher Knowledge
This article proposes a visual and quantitative representation of TPACK that will help teachers better understand the TPACK framework and track their growth in the knowledge domains over time. The authors found that many students used “TPACK” to refer to both the knowledge domain and the overall model in their reflections. While this improper use of terminology could be construed as a lack of understanding of TPACK, they believe this is another consequence of the video script, and not of the model. A common theme from the reflections gathered from treatment group A was that the TPACK radar diagram model was about growth and improvement.
Updated: Aug. 10, 2015
Analysis of Relationships between Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Educational Internet Use
This study analyzes the association between teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs in educational Internet use and the perception levels of their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). The findings show statistically significant relationships among the knowledge domains in technology, pedagogy, content, and their intersections. The findings show all knowledge types contained in the TPACK model are significantly and strongly related to the self-efficacy beliefs in educational Internet use. The findings indicate that teachers who understand TPACK will have higher self-efficacy toward Internet use and therefore better integration habits around using the Internet. The results clearly show that better TPACK knowledge is correlated with higher self-efficacy in educational Internet use.
Updated: Aug. 05, 2015
This article utilizes five characteristics of “good” scientific theory: accuracy, consistency, scope, simplicity, and fruitfulness- taken from the work of Thomas Kuhn. Based upon this examination, four suggestions are provided to support future research into technology integration that seek to help address limitations in the TPACK framework and to inform its appropriate and thoughtful use in research and practice.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2015
Prime Online: Developing Grades 3-5 Teachers’ Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics in an Online Professional Development Program
This study aimed to investigate the impact of a yearlong, online teacher professional development (oTPD) program, Prime Online, on teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching (MKT) and to examine the components of a PD program that impacted participants’ MKT. The analysis indicates latent growth modeling and focus group data indicated growth in participants’ content knowledge and initial growth in knowledge of students from pretest to midtest, with a decline at the end of the program. The authors conclude that that Prime Online has potential to provide teachers with ongoing, rigorous, high-quality learning opportunities for impacting their knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy and of their students.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2015
Does Student Teaching Matter? Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy and Preparedness
This study aimed to investigate how student teaching experiences impact the sense of teaching efficacy and feelings of preparedness of pre-service teachers in a nearly and elementary teacher education program. Findings indicate that pre-service teachers’ perceptions of preparedness and sense of teaching efficacy both increased significantly from pre-student teaching to post-student teaching. In addition, three themes emerged from the answers to open-ended questions on learning components of student teaching experiences: opportunity for hands-on teaching, the opportunity to observe experienced teachers, and the relationship with their cooperating teacher.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2015
Teacher Induction, Identity, and Pedagogy: Hearing the Voices of Mature Early Career Teachers from an Industry Background
This article focuses in 12 career-change teachers from an industry background during their first 3 years as technology and Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) teachers in New South Wales, Australia. Through interviews, site visits, emails, and phone calls, a descriptive analysis was undertaken to investigate how these early career teachers had adapted to their new roles. The study investigated the ways in which these teachers ascribed meaning to their professional lives.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2015
This article explores the pedagogical learning of South African pre-service teachers during a practicum in special schools. These placements do not only serve to promote an understanding of difference and disability. These pre-service teachers noticed aspects of pedagogy that had been less visible to them during previous practicum sessions in ‘mainstream’ schools. The authors conclude that a practicum placement in such settings has the potential to advance their pedagogical learning.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2015
The Valuation of Knowledge and Normative Reflection in Teacher Qualification: A Comparison of Teacher Educators, Novice and Experienced Teachers
This article investigates empirically the degree of difference between teacher educators’ and practicing teachers’ views, using a Norwegian survey sample of teacher educators and teachers. The results reveal that all three groups - teacher educators, novice teachers and experienced teachers - recognize the importance of possessing both practical skills and academic knowledge in achieving success. In terms of attitudes toward inclusion, a different profile emerged for the three groups. The results showing that novice teachers are more like teachers in schools than their teacher educators and that novice teachers do not seem to be particularly positive toward inclusion.
Updated: Jun. 09, 2015
Educational Policy or Practice? Traversing the Conceptual Divide between Subject Knowledge, Pedagogy and Teacher Identity in England
This article is framed by concerns about recent UK Government policy regarding the training of mathematics and science teachers in England. It discusses how two cohorts of pre-service teachers negotiated the development of a professional identity while undertaking subject-specific training. The authors take the concept of ‘participation in communities of practice’ as a departure point to explore how trainees demonstrate their development of professional identities as chemistry, maths or physics teachers.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2015
This article examines how primary school mentor teachers made their decisions regarding teacher candidates' practicum performance. The mentor teachers’ explanations for their decisions gave the authors access to their ‘cue utiltisation validities’ - how they used the cues they identified. Within the participant group some appeared to emphasise personal attribute dimensions, other professional practice dimensions; for others it was difficult to determine a preference. There was, however, evidence that the mentors did not emphasise one thing to the exclusion of the other cues with weaker cues being used to moderate their decisions. Overall, the judgment-making in this study was considered, careful and reasoned e and widely variable. There was also some evidence of internal dissensus for individual mentors, leading to confusion around assessment of TC practice.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2015