Share Paper: Experiences, Discourse and Critical Reflections Reveal an Innovative Online Instructional Combination

  1. Margaret Niess, Oregon State University, United States
Wednesday, March 20 10:15-10:45 AM Sunset 2

Abstract: This study describes how the combination of online technological learning experiences with discourse and critical reflections influences K-12 in-service teachers’ transformation of their Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). Key learning experiences model inquiry tasks where participants engage as students, learning about and with technologies through mathematics inquiries. The combination of the experiences with discourse in communities of learners and individual critical reflections transforms their four TPACK components (Niess, 2005). They discover the importance of using technologies to engage students in inquiry, communication and collaboration. The discourse engagement reveals the importance of shared knowledge development. The critical reflections underscore the transformations ...