Assessing the technological pedagogical content knowledge of pre-service science teachers at a South African university

Umesh Ramnarain, Annesca Pieters, Hsin Kai Wu

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice science teachers' proficiency levels regarding their practical knowledge of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK-P). A sample of 103 third- and fourth-year participants from a South African university were surveyed on their TPACK-P proficiency levels using a 17-item questionnaire developed by Yeh, Lin, Hsu, Wu, and Hwang. Rasch analysis was employed to analyse the data. The findings of the study showed that the great majority of preservice science teachers have a proficiency level of 3 for their knowledge on TPACK-P. A proficiency level of 3 demonstrates the infusive application, where the teacher makes use of ICTs to guide learners to self-explore and independently construct their science knowledge. These baseline findings could inform higher education institutions in reviewing their teacher development programmes for pre-service science teacher preparedness in harnessing the affordances of ICT in their teaching.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)123-136
頁數14
期刊International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education
17
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2021 七月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育
  • 電腦科學應用

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