TPACK as shared practice: toward a research agenda

David Jones, Amanda Heffernan, Peter R. Albion

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SITE 2015 - Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
EditorsDavid Rutledge, David Slykhuis
Place of PublicationWaynesville NC USA
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781939797131
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2015 - Las Nevada, United States of America
Duration: 2 Mar 20156 Mar 2015
Conference number: 26th (Proceedings)


ConferenceSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleSITE 2015
CountryUnited States of America
CityLas Nevada
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