Understanding technological pedagogical content knowledge of preservice teachers in teaching across subjects: A case study in Hong Kong

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Abstract

Little research on preservice teachers’ pedagogies in Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) across subjects has been conducted. Broad and in-depth understandings of the teachers’ TPACK patterns are imperative to enhance subject teaching in schools. This article aims to explore preservice teachers’ pedagogic practices of integrating technology for teaching. By examining their pedagogies through the TPACK framework, the key question is: What pedagogic patterns do the preservice teachers interweave into their subject teaching? We explore preservice teachers’ pedagogies across subjects in Hong Kong as a cross-case study. The findings suggest that the teachers preferred to use technology as various pedagogic strategies and representations for teaching. The majority preferred to integrate technologies in teaching in support of students’ understanding and construction of subject knowledge. Implications of preservice teachers' TPACK practices for policymakers and teacher educators aiming to enhance teacher education are also discussed. Copyright © 2017 The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-780
JournalThe Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
Issue numberSpecial Issue for INTE 2017
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Citation

Szeto, E. (2017). Understanding technological pedagogical content knowledge of preservice teachers in teaching across subjects: A case study in Hong Kong. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, Special Issue for INTE 2017, 775-780.

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