The Impact of Digital Storytelling on the Development of TPACK among Student Teachers

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    Amber Yayin Wang
    National Taichung Unviersity of Education

Abstract: There has been the need for the teacher preparation program to develop TPACK among future teachers in Taiwan. Digital storytelling, incorporating expressive abilities, creative abilities, and technology abilities, appears to be a solution. This study observes the development of TPACK among student teachers, and investigates the influence of digital storytelling on the development. In total, 101 student teachers from three different classes, taking the same course in the education program, participated in the research. Two groups did digital storytelling as a required assignment, while one group did not. Data collected includes the pretest and posttest scores of a TPACK survey, open-ended questions in the survey, transcripts of interviews, class reflections, and their digital storytelling files. Data are analyzed to observe if there is any significant change on the development of TPACK. The paper concludes with suggestions for future research and practices.

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