Graphic Assessment of TPACK Instrument (GATI) As a Professional Development Tool

ID: 44805 Type: Full Paper
  1. Teresa S. Foulger, Arizona State University, United States

Wednesday, March 4 2:15-2:45 PM

Sarah Hicks, Rockhurst University, United States

The popularity of TPACK is evident by the surge of literature surrounding the framework. But there is much debate about the foundation of the framework and the wickedness produced by the “fuzzy boundaries” of the overlapping circles. Some wonder about the framework’s viability and have called for researchers to participate in continual elaboration of the framework. The Graphic Assessment of TPACK Instrument (GATI) was created to help teachers assess their own TPACK. The GATI helps teachers self-identify their TPACK with circles representing relative size comparisons, then demonstrate the interrelatedness of their knowledge bases by creating their unique VENN diagram. This study involves a group of high school teachers and their professional developer who use the GATI further their TPACK. This study extends the TPACK literature by exploring ways learning organizations can customize professional development through use of the GATI.


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