21 Century Education

Research, reflection and proposed practices for meaningful integration

Reproduced by permission of the publisher, © 2012 by tpack.org

Welcome to my exploration of TPACK as applied to an emergent teacher of languages

Under this tab of my ePortfolio, you will find four pages in the drop down focussed on the development of TPACK-thinking during the course of a Masters level University course titled “Investigating TPACK”, which is exactly what I did!

You will find two theoretical explorations of key aspects of integrating technology into practice as applied to the teaching of languages: Deep Dive: My approach to purposeful integration of technology as an emerging teacher and Deep Dive: Barriers to integrating tech — identify, contextualise, reflect, and overcome.

Also included in this segment of my ePortfolio is a reflective process stemming from a TPACK evaluation provided by Schmidt, D., Baran, E., Thompson, A., Mishra, P., Koehler, M., & Shin, T. (2009) in their article “Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) The Development and Validation of an Assessment Instrument for Preservice Teachers”, published in the Journal of Research on Technology in Education. This you will find here: TPACK skills and knowledge audit.

Finally, and most importantly, you will find my application of research into TPACK principles as applied to the goals of languages education, and my reflective processes in the form of a propose learning activity. This activity applies the work of Mike Byram and the Council of Europe’s plurilingual education goals to the Australian context (CoE, 2019) in the 21st Century with meaningful application of technology (Hamilton et al., 2016). The activity can be viewed here: TPACK through Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters.

On the same page, the specific role and purpose of applied technology is then analysed against the framework of SAMR to ascertain how technology has interacted with the existing pedagogical functions of the task (Hamilton et al., 2016).

I hope you enjoy my work and find it as interesting as I found the investigation.