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TPACK Context


The diagram illustrates some of the variables, which help and shape an educators Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge. For instance, a teacher's prior experiences in teaching a certain subject would impact the teaching approaches and methods that they adopt in the classroom as well as shape the teachers understanding of the subject content presented to students. The teacher’s past experiences with technology also would contribute to their Technological Knowledge and ability to integrate technology in their lessons.

The outside ring on the diagram represents some of the variables which contribute to and impact all areas of (TPACK). The inner circles demonstrate the relationship between Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge. It is important to note that these three knowledge areas also affect each other. For instance, having a strong pedagogical knowledge will often lead teachers to examine how technology can be used to assist student learning and thus expand their Technological Knowledge. Similarly, a teacher with a strong technological background may use technology to explore and expand their knowledge of content.


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