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ERIC Number: EJ1087616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Professionalizing In-Service Teachers' Focus on Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge
Getenet, Seyum Tekeher; Beswick, Kim; Callingham, Rosemary
Education and Information Technologies, v21 n1 p19-34 Jan 2016
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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