TPACK is a well-known framework in the education technology realm that connects technological, pedagogical and content knowledge. Expert teachers today are those who can combine knowledge, understand what is good for learning and use technology effectively. It is more than just adding ICT to traditional approaches but rather having a deep knowledge of how ICT can be used to access and process content knowledge together with enhancing learning outcomes.
In this post, Emily McLean, Technology Coach (Primary) at Chatsworth International Singapore, shares how she has effectively used the TPACK framework.
In her current role, Emily’s expertise lies in technological/ pedagogical knowledge. While she believes it’s important to teach good practices and stay up to date in education technology, her greatest challenge has been developing an in-depth knowledge about the curriculum.
Using TPACK helps to emphasize the technical knowledge needed for integration as mentioned by Roblyer & Doering (2014, p. 53). However, as a teacher leaving out the digital technology is okay when it doesn’t make sense to use it. Thus, according to Emily, an important role of a teacher is to make conscious decisions as to when to include technology and when to stick only to content and pedagogy knowledge.
To make this work , Emily has come up with a collaborative approach with teachers at her school. She explains this in detail on her blog, Ms. Mac’s Memoirs.
Emily McClean is a speaker at EduTECH Asia 2016 who will be sharing a blended learning case study about a professional development model for educators to meet individual needs.
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