Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde April 2015, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 1 Number: 2, Article 3
PREPARING TEACHERS TO USE TECHNOLOGY EFFECTIVELY USING THE TECHNOLOGICAL, PEDAGOGICAL, CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (TPACK) FRAMEWORK
Although technology is on the rise in society and schools, many teachers are not effectively incorporating technology into their teaching and learning. The lack of use can be attributed to teachers’ negative beliefs and feelings about technology. Effective teaching requires not only mastery of the subject content, pedagogical techniques, and technological affordances, but also how to achieve a successful dynamic interaction between those three factors. In this paper, the author has elucidated how these teacher beliefs and feelings are generate and the Technological, Pedagogical, Content knowledge framework (TPACK) framework is presented as a method of ameliorating these negative teacher impressions to work towards the effective use of technology in teaching and learning.