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Educ6751 Tpck


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A lecture on Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for students in EDUC6751.

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Educ6751 Tpck

  1. 1. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge A lecture by Dr Robert Parkes – Based on the Work of Mishra & Koehler (2006)
  2. 2. Teachers’ Knowledge: Content Knowledge Pedagogical Knowledge Pedagogical Content Knowledge Shulman (1986) Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
  3. 3. TPCK: A New way of thinking about Teachers’ Knowledge Mishra & Koehler (2006) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)
  4. 4. <ul><li>Actual subject matter that is to be learned or taught </li></ul><ul><li>The central facts, concepts, theories and procedures within a given field </li></ul><ul><li>Explanatory frameworks that organize and connect ideas (eg Magnets & Electricity) </li></ul><ul><li>Rules of evidence and proof in discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Philosophy of discipline/field </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline-specific methods of inquiry </li></ul>Content Knowledge:
  5. 5. <ul><li>Processes and practices or methods of teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plan development and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and evaluation strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of the target audience and how they learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How students construct knowledge and acquire skills; develop habits of mind and positive dispositions towards learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive, social and developmental theories of learning and how they apply to students in the educational setting </li></ul></ul>Pedagogical Knowledge:
  6. 6. <ul><li>Standard technologies such as books and chalk and blackboard, as well as more advanced technologies such as the Internet and digital video </li></ul><ul><li>Operating systems </li></ul><ul><li>Computer hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to use standard set of software tools such as word processors, spreadsheets, browsers, email etc </li></ul><ul><li>How to install and remove peripheral devices </li></ul><ul><li>Install and remove software programs </li></ul><ul><li>Create and archive documents </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘smart-board’ (new technology for the classroom) </li></ul>Technological Knowledge:
  7. 7. Second Order of Knowledge:
  8. 8. <ul><li>What teaching approaches fit the content </li></ul><ul><li>How elements of the content can be arranged for better teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Representation and formulation of concepts; what makes concepts difficult or easy to learn; students’ prior knowledge and theories of epistemology </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching strategies that incorporate appropriate conceptual representations, to address learner difficulties and misconceptions and foster meaningful understanding </li></ul><ul><li>What the students bring to the learning situation, knowledge that might be either facilitative or dysfunctional for the particular learning task at hand </li></ul>Pedagogical Content Knowledge:
  9. 9. <ul><li>The manner in which technology and content are reciprocally related to each other </li></ul><ul><li>The manner in which the subject matter can be changed by the application of technology </li></ul>Technological Content Knowledge:
  10. 10. <ul><li>The existence, components and capabilities of various technologies as they are used in teaching and learning settings, and conversely </li></ul><ul><li>How teaching might change as the result of using particular technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding that a range of tools exist for a particular task, the ability to choose a tool based on its fitness, strategies for using the tool’s affordances </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical strategies and the ability to apply those strategies with technologies (ie. web-quests, computer mediated instruction like - Reader Rabbit, etc.) </li></ul>Technological Pedagogical Knowledge:
  11. 11. Third Order of Knowledge:
  12. 12. <ul><li>Understanding of the representation of concepts using technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical techniques that utilize technologies in constructive ways to teach content </li></ul><ul><li>What makes concepts difficult or easy to learn and how technology can help redress some of the problems students face </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ prior knowledge and theories of epistemology </li></ul><ul><li>How technologies can be utilised to build on existing knowledge and to develop new or strengthen old epistemologies </li></ul>Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge:
  13. 13. <ul><li>Using a venn diagram map out your own Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge </li></ul>