A bibliometric analysis of the trends and research topics of empirical research on TPACK

Di ZOU, Xinyi HUANG, Lucas Mathias Alfred KOHNKE, Xieling CHEN, Kwok Shing CHENG, Haoran XIE

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Abstract

The TPACK (technological pedagogical and content knowledge) framework is an influential theoretical foundation for teaching with technology research. This analysis of 1,608 empirical research studies of TPACK identifies trends and research topics from 2000 to 2020 using structural topic modelling and bibliometrics. The results showed that academic interest in TPACK increased over the study period. The main research topics included the development and evaluation of the TPACK framework, teachers’ development of technological pedagogical content knowledge in teacher training programmes, applications of TPACK in teaching a variety of subjects (math and science, information and communication technologies, foreign languages, programming, leadership, computational thinking, engineering, medical subjects, and geography), digital literacy, online community, and motivation and belief. The results contribute to the understanding of TPACK scholarship and could help researchers and practitioners decide on practices and research directions to follow. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
Early online dateApr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Apr 2022

Citation

Zou, D., Huang, X., Kohnke, L., Chen, X., Cheng, G., & Xie, H. (2022). A bibliometric analysis of the trends and research topics of empirical research on TPACK. Education and Information Technologies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10639-022-10991-z

Keywords

  • TPACK
  • TPCK
  • Educational technology
  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Topic modelling
  • PG student publication

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