Teacher competencies for 21st century pedagogy
Abstract: The potential of technology to realize 21st century pedagogies is recognized by many. In reality however teachers rarely utilize technology in their instructional practice. Are teachers not prepared for technology-enhanced teaching and learning in the 21sr century? Do their pedagogies not match with the affordances of technology? A competent teacher does not only need basic ICT knowledge and skills, but should also be able to blend subject matter knowledge with appropriate pedagogy and the affordances of ICT. The term Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) is used to emphasize the interaction between these three domains. Many argue that TPCK is not enough for ICT integration, but that also teachers’ professional identity and disposition towards educational change is at stake.