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TPACK Development TAYLOR KLATT
What is TPACK? TPACK is the knowledge of pedagogy, technology, and content, and one’s ability to use all three to convey information. Pedagogical knowledge pertains to how well you are able to teach. Technological knowledge is how well you know how to use technology and your knowledge of different technologies that can achieve a desired outcome. Content knowledge is how well you know the material you intend to teach. All three of these together create a teacher that knows the material, and uses technology in ways that enhance a student’s learning.
Using These Together. Using all three of these (content, pedagogical, and technological knowledge) makes for a very effective teacher. Technological content knowledge is the knowledge of what technology supports the content Technological Pedagogical Knowledge is knowing what technology will support your teaching methods within the classroom. Pedagogical Content Knowledge is knowing how to effectively teach the material that you know. All three together, Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge, should be the end goal of every teacher.
TPACK Over Time TPACK started as just PCK, leaving technology out of the equation. In 2006, Punya Mishra and Matthew Koehler introduced technology into the model. This added a new layer of knowledge to develop and fine tune to inprove one’s ability to teach.
How have I developed? At the start of term, I was not confident in my pedagogical knowledge. I felt I understood the content, and knew I could use technology to help others understand concepts. Now, as I have reached the end of this term, I feel more confident in my pedagogical knowledge. I feel I can teach the content I know effectively, and I know I can use technology to help me do so. Before Term: After Term:
How Can I Apply This In the Classroom? Learning about TPACK has encouraged me to focus not only on the content I am teaching, but also on the use of technology and teaching techniques. TPACK has caused me to reflect on my abilities as a teacher, and therefore allows me to refine my skills to better suit my student’s needs. I now know that I need to focus on my pedagogical knowledge before I can be an effective teacher, and know to focus on the overlap between all of the knowledge categories.