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ERIC Number: EJ1094767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1449-5554
Exploring the Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) of Taiwanese University Physics Instructors
Jang, Syh-Jong; Chang, Yahui
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v32 n1 p107-122 2016
University science teachers' technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) is crucial for effective teaching. Although there has been a plethora of studies investigating pre-service and in-service teachers' TPACK, few studies have examined university instructors' TPACK and university students' perceptions of instructors' TPACK. The main purpose of this study was to examine the TPACK questionnaire differences between university students' perceptions and instructors' self-perceptions, and assess differences in university physics instructors' TPACK according to gender, academic degrees and teaching experience in Taiwan. This study adopted and revised an instrument for measuring university students' perceptions of science instructors' TPACK. The sample was randomly selected from the physics instructors of universities in the northern, central, and southern regions of Taiwan. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted to examine the dimensions of the instrument. The results revealed that the TPACK questionnaire of university physics instructors' views were different from the university students' perceptions. University physics instructors' results indicated statistical significance in overall TPACK according to teaching experience. The research implications of this study are provided along with suggestions.
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Ascilite Secretariat, P.O. Box 44, Figtree, NSW, Australia. Tel: +61-8-9367-1133; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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