Educational blogging as a tool supporting the teachers’ TPACK competencies in crafts
Matti Pirttimaa, Marja-Leena Rönkkö, Satu Grönman, Juli-Anna Aerila, University of Turku, Department of teacher education, Rauma unit, Finland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This study presents a case study about using a blog as a tool supporting and reflecting teachers practice concerning the development of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) of teacher in-service course participants. The participating teachers were studying the contents of Finnish crafts for one and a half years between the August 2012 and December 2013. The challenge related to the in-service education is the paucity and shortness of intensity days during the educational periods. The personal blogs served a media for the course participants to support, reflect, and share their work and learning. According to the study, using educational blogging becomes more meaningful and more target-orientated during habituation of using the blog. Blogging proved to be a useful method for describing craft processes, monitoring the processes of others, and generating ideas for craft products.
Pirttimaa, M., Rönkkö, M.L., Grönman, S. & Aerila, J.A. (2014). Educational blogging as a tool supporting the teachers’ TPACK competencies in crafts. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1655-1663). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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