Title: How do we know they can do it? Developing TPACK in a pre-service course

Authors: Anat Oster-Levinz; Aviva Klieger

Addresses: Computer Science Department, Beit Berl College, Doar Beit Berl 44905, Israel ' Faculty of Education and Natural Sciences Department, Beit Berl College, Doar Beit Berl 44905, Israel

Abstract: In this article, we describe course components that enable student teachers to combine technological knowledge with pedagogical content knowledge and their contribution to the transition to technological pedagogical content knowledge. The lecturer in the course is a role model in the following course components: teaching modes, assessment methods, and technological knowledge. The research population included 40 student teachers from different disciplines. Data analysis was performed by qualitative as well as quantitative methods. The findings indicate that the course components enabled the student teachers to achieve technological pedagogical content knowledge. The most significant factor in enhancing the process was the lecturer as a role model. Teaching modes also promoted technological pedagogical content knowledge, whereas technological knowledge was an obstacle.

Keywords: TPACK; technological pedagogical content knowledge; role models; student teachers; teaching methods; assessment methods; pre-service courses; course components; lecturers; teaching modes; data analysis; qualitative methods; quantitative methods; technological knowledge; Israel; internet; world wide web; learning technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2012.052213

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2012 Vol.7 No.4, pp.400 - 418

Available online: 20 Feb 2013

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