Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Secondary Mathematics Teachers
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Handal Boris, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia ; Chris Campbell, The University of Queensland, Australia, Australia ; Michael Cavanagh, Peter Petocz, Macquarie University, Australia, Australia ; Nick Kelly, The University of Sydney, Australia
CITE Journal Volume 13, Number 1, ISSN 15285804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract
The integration of technology, pedagogy, and content in the teaching of secondary mathematics was explored among 280 secondary mathematics teachers in the State of New South Wales, Australia. The study adopted the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) model through the administration of a 30item instrument called TPCKM. The instrument consisted of three major theoretically based constructs: technological content knowledge (TCK), technological pedagogical knowledge (TPK) and technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK). Results indicated that PowerPoint and Excel constitute the two TCK modal technological capabilities while TPK scores revealed teachers’ lower capacity to deal with the general information and communications technologies goals across the curriculum, such as creating digital assessment formats. TPCKM scores seem to suggest a healthy standard in teachers’ technological skills across a variety of mathematics education goals. However, the magnitude of such influence in practice needs to be further ascertained, given that the study identified a number of instructional, curricular, and organizational factors seriously inhibiting the integration of technology into teaching and learning. In general, to take advantage of more novel learning technologies, teachers need to be trained in working with online tools (webquests, wikis), mobile learning, and interactive whiteboards and in authoring digital learning resources.
Citation
Boris, H., Campbell, C., Cavanagh, M., Petocz, P. & Kelly, N. (2013). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Secondary Mathematics Teachers. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 13(1), 2240. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved August 13, 2020 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/40713/.
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