Raising the Bar for 21st Century Teacher Preparation
Mark Warner, Cherry Steffen, Jim Cope, Kennesaw State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
As we address the significance of TPACK’s power to integrate elementary school curriculum and its ability to increase student’s depth of understanding, we also underscore problem based learning (PBL) (Sage, Krynock, &Robb, 2000; Torpe & Sage, 2002; Warner and Leonard, 2004) as a vigorously relevant pedagogy that incorporates quality standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment for learners whose individual differences are influenced by such demographics as socio-economic status, home language, and culture. Thus the confluence of TPACK and PBL pedagogy results in an effective model that improves the development of teacher candidates’ skills to meet the learning challenges presented by students who are more diverse, technologically savvy, and more media molded than yesterday’s learners.
Warner, M., Steffen, C. & Cope, J. (2010). Raising the Bar for 21st Century Teacher Preparation. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3952-3959). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).