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Knowledge-of-Practice for Teaching with Technologies: Pedagogically-focused Experiences and Reflections

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Different course designs frame the relationship among content, pedagogy, and technology when preparing in-service teachers for teaching with technologies. This study compared how different approaches were reflected in teachers’ actions as they implement their TPACK knowledge-of-practice. How does teacher knowledge gained from an emphasis on the technology as a tool for learning the content compare with the knowledge gained from an emphasis on pedagogical methods for teaching with the technologies? This study compares practices and reflections of 10 K-12 in-service teachers with respect to their different technology learning experiences. The comparison reveals benefits for courses designed using pedagogical methods focused around student-centered, collaborative, inquiry-based activities in mathematics and science. Implications for continued teacher professional development include ideas for professional development courses with school-based professional learning communities (PLC).


Niess, M. & Gillow-Wiles, H. (2014). Knowledge-of-Practice for Teaching with Technologies: Pedagogically-focused Experiences and Reflections. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2589-2597). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .

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