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Professionalizing in- service teachers' focus on technological pedagogical and content knowledge


Getenet, ST and Beswick, K and Callingham, RA, Professionalizing in- service teachers' focus on technological pedagogical and content knowledge, Education and Information Technologies, 21 pp. 19-34. ISSN 1573-7608 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10639-013-9306-4


In Ethiopia, primary school teachers of science and mathematics are encouraged to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into their teaching as a means to improve the quality of education. However, there has not been the same emphasis placed on providing professional learning opportunities for teachers on how to use ICT in their teaching. The present study investigated how a group of practising primary school science and mathematics teachers developed the skills needed to integrate ICT into their teaching. The study employed a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods within an action research approach. The teachers took part in activities from a Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) based professional learning workshop, including designing lessons, classroom instruction, and reflection activities in teams. A lesson evaluation sheet, questionnaire, observation checklist, and logbook were used to gather data. The results showed that the teachers acquired an improved competency to integrate available ICT into their teaching through the intervention activities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Professional development . In-service teachers . Technological pedagogical content knowledge
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Getenet, ST (Mr Seyum Getenet)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Callingham, RA (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:88162
Year Published:2016 (online first 2014)
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-01-15
Last Modified:2017-11-20

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