Tpack is a framework to understand and describe the kinds of knowledge needed by a teacher for effective pedagogical practice in a technology enhanced learning environment.
The TPACK: Technological, Pedagogical Content Knowledge.
TPACK consists of 3 subjects you have to consider when you are creating an educative activity.
- Content knowledge, what do you want your pupils to learn?
- Pedagogical knowledge, how do you want your pupils to learn it? And how are you going to explain it to them?
- Technological knowledge, which tools are you going to use to teach it, or are they going to use to explore it?
Source: TPACK framework Mishra. P & Koehler. M.J.
My experiences with TPACK
I think the TPACK game (at the middle of this page) is a great way to encourage and let teachers experiment with how to use technology inschool.
How is this TPACK framework going to help me as a student?
I think this framework is going to help me to let teachers experiment with technology inside school and letting them think about it by using the TPACK game. The needs of pupils are changing, and one of the subjects they need education about is new technology. Alot of teachers don't know how to get started with this change and might want to resist it. But just like kids, discovering while playing a game, might be the right approach.
In The Netherlands there is a text about what teachers should be able to do within 21st Century Skills.
This are the questions the teachers have to ask themselves:
Knowledge: what do I need to know?
Skills: what do I have to be able to do?
Mentality: what do I want to do with it?
Conscious: what is all available?
Active: what, and how can i use it?
Critical: what do I have to do?
If I look at all these questions, I can imagine that teachers are afraid to use new technology. However, they could play the TPACK game to get more comfortable with the 21st Century Skills.
What the game is about: you have a few stacks of yellow, blue and pink cards. For every layer you try to make up a lesson using the three colors. For instance (see picture) we had to combine and make a lesson about: researching and learning, music and a digital camera.
This activity really triggers you to think in a creative way.
Hattie (2009) The hinge-point
- Kennisnet, Onbekend. TPACK helpt bij integreren ict in jouw les op 18-04-2014 binnengehaald van http://www.kennisnet.nl/themas/ict-bekwaamheid/tpack/