TPACK Development via Action Research
Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D
Presider: Rashid Khan, DCC- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: With efforts to integrate technology into one's teaching practices, a teacher constructs Technological, Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). Furthermore, when doing so as part of an action research, teachers more effectively develop TPACK as they critically examine and determine the strengths and weaknesses of their efforts via data collection, analysis, and reflection. In working with a secondary English teacher, Mary, who was working on her master's degree action research capstone project, I witnessed professional expertise change. Mary brainstormed and tried out a couple of new instructional strategies that included the use of cell phones and laptops in new ways. Mary constructed knowledge of instructional strategies and assessment with technology that supports student achievement in her English classroom and engages her students more meaningful in the learning process. With this knowledge, Mary is empowered and equipped to be a teacher leader where there is a school initiative to increase meaningful use of technology.