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Chemistry teacher professional development using the technological pedagogical content knowledge(TPACK) framework

T Engida

Abstract


The knowledge base for teaching was considered to be the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) conceptualized in the mid-1980s. But with the advent of modern technologies, information and communication  technologies (ICTs) are becoming part of the day-to-day life of teachers and students. It was thus argued in the mid-2000s that the knowledge base for teaching in the 21st century is the technological pedagogical content knowledge  (TPCK/TPACK). As such TPACK is not a professional development model; rather it is a framework for teacher knowledge. We have thus developed and validated an ICT-enhanced teacher development (ICTeTD) model and the corresponding standards and teacher training modules based on the TPACK framework. This paper demonstrates this innovative model with examples from Chemistry. [AJCE 4(3), Special Issue, May 2014]



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