A Survey on Pre-service and In-service Teachers’ Perceptions of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)

Volume 1 - Issue 2
Zahra Hosseini Anand Kamal
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Abstract:


In the past two decades, technology has become an important part of the educational system. However, there are many evidences that indicate teacher deficiency in the use technology in teaching. In order to effectively use technology in teaching, researchers have identified the need to possess Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)a complex knowledge that enables teachers to select appropriate technology tools for teaching a particular content through a particular method of teaching. Thus, the present research aimed to measure teachers’ knowledge for technology integration through the lens of TPCK. 236 pre-service and in-service teachers in five fields participated in this survey. An examination of the participants’ TPCK showed that Pedagogy Knowledge (PK) was highest and Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK) was lowest among participants. Furthermore, statistical analysis using MANOVA indicated that there was no significant relationship between the demographic variables of age and gender with TPCK and its components while the participants’ field of study and teaching experience were significantly related to their TPCK. Moreover, the correlation between participants’ attitude toward using technology and TPCK was not found to be significant.

Keywords

  • Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)
  • technology integration
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