Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): The Development and Validation of an Assessment Instrument for Preservice Teachers

Winter 2009

Source: Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Volume 42, Number 2 (Winter 2009).

Based in Shulman's idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) has emerged as a useful frame for describing and understanding the goals for technology use in preservice teacher education.

This article addresses the need for a survey instrument designed to assess TPACK for preservice teachers. The article describes survey development process and results from a pilot study on 124 preservice teachers.

Data analysis procedures included Cronbach's alpha statistics on the TPACK knowledge domains and factor analysis for each domain. Results suggest that, with the modification and/or deletion of 18 of the survey items, the survey is a reliable and valid instrument that will help educators design longitudinal studies to assess preservice teachers' development of TPACK.

Updated: Mar. 02, 2010