Informing the Design of Teacher Education Programs: The Need for Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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Title Informing the Design of Teacher Education Programs: The Need for Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Author Finger, Glenn; Klieve, Helen Margaret; Lang, Wayne Terrence; Prestridge, Sarah Jane; Zagami, Jason Anthony
Publication Title Knowledge in Technology Education, Volume One
Editor Howard Middleton
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Abstract This paper challenges the assumptions that have informed the design of teacher education programs which have focused on the development of content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. It remains elusive to convince some teacher educators and teacher education authorities that teacher education programs designed using pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is no longer adequate in the 21st Century. The authors argue that the conceptualisation of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) and now referred to as TPACK (Mishra & Koehler, 2006, 2008: AACTE, 2008) is both appropriate and essential to inform teacher education. Through a summary of a 2009 TPACK audit of final year teacher education students, this paper demonstrates the need for a stronger emphasis in programs to develop the TPACK confidence of future teachers.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/technology-education-research-conference-2010
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2010. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 9781921760280
Conference name 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research
Location Gold Coast, Australia
Date From 2010-12-08
Date To 2010-12-11
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36550
Date Accessioned 2011-01-10
Date Available 2011-02-28T10:02:09Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Educational Technology and Computing
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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