In this review of multiple reinterpretations of TPCK/TPACK that have emerged over time, we trace the construct’s roots not only to PCK, but more importantly to Shulman’s (1987) knowledge base for teaching, within which PCK was originally situated. We suggest that TPACK is a special case of PCK that sits within the considerably broader knowledge base for teaching, basing this assertion upon Cox’s (2008) explanation of the differences between teachers’ PCK and TPACK. Following Cox, we argue that TPACK references only the specific nature of a teacher’s PCK when unfamiliar digital tools are considered and implemented for educational purposes. We recommend that TPACK researchers distinguish among the different categories of teachers’ knowledge, reasoning, and action more clearly, bounding TPACK more narrowly in ways that mirror how Shulman delineated PCK with reference to the six other components comprising his knowledge base for teaching.
|Title of host publication||SITE 2018|
|Subtitle of host publication||29th International Conference - Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education - March 26-30, 2018, Washington, DC|
|Editors||Elizabeth Langran, Jered Borup|
|Place of Publication||Waynesville NC USA|
|Publisher||Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2018 - Washington, United States of America|
Duration: 26 Mar 2018 → 30 Mar 2018
Conference number: 29th
|Conference||Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2018|
|Abbreviated title||SITE 2018|
|Country||United States of America|
|Period||26/03/18 → 30/03/18|
Phillips, M., & Harris, J. (2018). PCK and TPCK/TPACK: more than etiology. In E. Langran, & J. Borup (Eds.), SITE 2018: 29th International Conference - Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education - March 26-30, 2018, Washington, DC (pp. 2109-2116). Waynesville NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).