Looking outside the circles: Considering the contexts influencing TPACK development and enactment

Michael David Phillips, Matthew Koehler, Joshua Rosenberg

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    Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) is a well-known theoretical framework that has reshaped contemporary understanding of the interplay between the forms of knowledge required by expert teachers. This paper draws on recent thinking and empirical data to shift the research focus
    to more closely examine the contexts in which TPACK is developed and enacted. In particular, this paper examines the way the knowledge and activities of teachers are dialogically linked to the contextual conditions that surround them by considering teachers’ knowledge, identity and practice as part of a situated, sociocultural context. Two conclusions result from this work indicating the
    enactment of TPACK in a Community of Practice is not always consensual and that the reification of TPACK enactment in a Community of Practice is influenced by the power dynamics of its members.
    Finally, an elaborated model for the context aspect of the TPACK framework and suggestions for future research are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016
    EditorsGregory Chamblee, Lee Langub
    Place of PublicationWaynesville NC USA
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    Pages3029 - 3036
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781939797216
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2016 - Savannah, United States of America
    Duration: 21 Mar 201625 Mar 2016
    Conference number: 27th
    https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/j/SITE/v/2016/n/1/ (Proceedings)


    ConferenceSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2016
    Abbreviated titleSITE 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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