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Using TPACK as a Framework to Understand Teacher Candidates' Technology Integration Decisions

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Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Volume 28, Number 6, ISSN 1365-2729 Publisher: Wiley


This research uses the technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) framework as a lens for understanding how teacher candidates make decisions about the use of information and communication technology in their teaching. Pre- and post-treatment assessments required elementary teacher candidates at Brigham Young University to articulate how and why they would integrate technology in three content teaching design tasks. Researchers identified themes from student rationales that mapped to the TPACK constructs. Rationales simultaneously supported subcategories of knowledge that could be helpful to other researchers trying to understand and measure TPACK. The research showed significant student growth in the use of rationales grounded in content-specific knowledge and general pedagogical knowledge, while rationales related to general technological knowledge remained constant. (Contains 8 tables and 5 figures.)


Graham, C.R., Borup, J. & Smith, N.B. (2012). Using TPACK as a Framework to Understand Teacher Candidates' Technology Integration Decisions. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(6), 530-546. Wiley. Retrieved April 21, 2021 from .

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