Guiding Inservice Mathematics Teachers in Developing TPCK (Technology pedagogical content knowledge)
Kwangho Lee, Gogot Suharwoto, Maggie Niess, Pejmon Sadri, Oregon State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Research is needed to identify and clarify ways to prepare inservice teachers in developing technology pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) - the intersection of knowledge of mathematics with knowledge of technology (spreadsheets) and with teaching and learning - if they are to integrate technology in their classrooms. This professional development program guided teachers in learning about spreadsheets through the development of mathematical concepts, planning for teaching mathematics with spreadsheets, practicing teaching mathematics with spreadsheets. In their actual teaching situations, the teachers identified the specific activities that guided their planning and teaching mathematics with spreadsheets as well as factors that affected their efforts in teaching mathematics with spreadsheets. Teachers' knowledge of mathematics contributed their ability to identify good problems for integrating spreadsheets.
Lee, K., Suharwoto, G., Niess, M. & Sadri, P. (2006). Guiding Inservice Mathematics Teachers in Developing TPCK (Technology pedagogical content knowledge). In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3750-3765). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).