TPACK as shared practice: Toward a research agenda

ID: 44601 Type: Full Paper
  1. David Jones, Amanda Heffernan, and Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Wednesday, March 4 4:15-4:45 PM

Presider:
Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

The task of using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to effectively teach hundreds of pre-service educators, many of whom never attend campus, is a significant challenge, which is amplified by the need to do so in ways that model how they might use ICT in their own classrooms once they graduate. This paper analyses a collection of posts written across a teaching year on a group blog by three teacher educators as they explored their practice and attempted to learn how to meet this challenge. The analysis uses a distributed view of knowledge and learning to identify the barriers and enablers encountered, and how the teacher educators developed their distributed TPACK throughout the year. The paper argues that a distributed view of TPACK offers some interesting insights that can inform practitioners, researchers and policy makers as they explore practice and learn how to meet the technology integration challenge.

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