ERIC Number: EJ1020583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Creative Synthesis and TPACK: Supporting Teachers through a Technology and Inquiry-Rich Graduate Degree Program
Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Spires, Hiller A.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v13 n4 p386-418 Dec 2013
This study offers a new way to assess TPACK within the context of a graduate program revitalized to focus on new literacies. Whereas previous studies have focused on teacher lesson planning or modeling best practices, our research examines TPACK by exploring the Creative Synthesis Projects of graduates from our program. These projects reveal the manner in which the teachers synthesized personal and professional insights gained over the course of graduate study. Portraits of four teachers provide a holistic understanding of the evolving nature of teacher professional knowledge, especially within the context of prolonged, authentic inquiry and reflection.
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Teacher Competencies, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Graduate Study, Teacher Education, Inquiry, Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, Surveys, Teacher Collaboration, Technological Literacy, Relevance (Education)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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