Share Paper: Two Birds, One Stone: A TPACK-Inspired Model to Guide Standards-Based Social Studies Instruction

  1. John Hineman, Robert Morris University, United States
  2. George Semich, Robert Morris University, United States
Friday, March 11 3:05-3:25 PM Evergreen

Abstract: There is a move underway in Pennsylvania to meet academic content standards in social studies. Four content areas within social studies including Civics and Government, Economics, Geography, and History have been designated as areas to measure student competency. With this in mind, the purpose of this paper was twofold: first, it provided some of the current literature on the subject of the TPACK model which aligns technology, pedagogy, and content; and, second, it employed a series of interviews of social studies teachers practicing in three southwestern counties of Pennsylvania using a specially developed interview protocol constructed by these researchers to ...