ICT Use in Science and Mathematics Teacher Education in Tanzania: Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Ayoub Kafyulilo, University of Twente ; Petra Fisser, National Institute for Curriculum Development ; Jules Pieters, Joke Voogt, University of Twente
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Volume 31, Number 4, ISSN 0814-673X Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Currently, teacher education colleges in Tanzania are being equipped with computers to prepare teachers who can integrate technology in teaching. Despite these efforts, teachers are not embracing the use of technology in their teaching. This study adopted Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) as a framework for describing the knowledge and skills that pre-service teachers need to develop in order to effectively integrate technology in science and mathematics teaching. Pre-service teachers (N=22) participated in microteaching, hands-on training, collaborative lesson design in design teams, and reflection with peers. Pre- and post-assessment results of the pre-service teachers’ perceived knowledge and skills of integrating technology in teaching, showed significant changes in technology-related components of TPACK. We conclude that opportunities for pre-service teachers to participate in professional development programs that involve lesson design, teaching, evaluation and re-design, can be effective for the development of the knowledge and skills of integrating technology in science and mathematics teaching.
Kafyulilo, A., Fisser, P., Pieters, J. & Voogt, J. (2015). ICT Use in Science and Mathematics Teacher Education in Tanzania: Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 31(4),. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.
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