Building teacher educator TPACK: Developing leaders as a catalyst for change in ICT Education
Helen Doyle, Christine Reading, University of New England, United States
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, ISBN 978-0-473-22989-4 Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Teacher educators with TPACK are critical to the development of the ICT competence of the next generation of teachers. To effect real change in ICT education leaders must be developed amongst teacher educators as well as teachers. An Australian university implemented a supported program of professional development for teacher educators as they implemented innovative ICT-rich practice. This paper reports on data collected before, during and after the process to inform planning. Areas identified where teacher educator TPACK was lacking were used to inform the professional development process. For a variety of ICT competences teacher educators were generally convinced of the usefulness but not so convinced of their own confidence. Enablers of learning identified by teacher educators, who had engaged in innovative practice, showed that they were building TPACK that would equip them to be leaders and thus catalysts for change in ICT education.
Doyle, H. & Reading, C. (2012). Building teacher educator TPACK: Developing leaders as a catalyst for change in ICT Education. In M. Brown, M. Hartnett & T. Stewart (Eds.), Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2012. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.