The TPACK model encourages educators to improve their own skills and knowledge in technology, specific content, and pedagogy. The challenge is to maintain our learner focused approaches while utilizing evidence based practices and tools in the midst of rapid technological change. One long standing instrument, Bloom's Taxonomy (1956), has been widely used to describe hierarchical domains of knowledge and skills acquisition. It has been the standard for aligning behavioral objectives with goals. In recent years, scholars and researchers have revised the step-wise, linear model of the Taxonomy to a circular representation of learning events. They have also matched various technological applications and programs with educational activities/methodologies, and the "action verbs" that specify content as outcome/intention.

The Padagogy Wheel V4.0 , by Allan Carrington, of Adelaide, South Australia, is one of the newest, most comprehensive versions of this tool, including technology, pedagogy, content, and student motivation. Although it is based in the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) Model of technology integration in education, the Wheel could easily be used with TPACK also. It has been explained as such:

"The Padagogy Wheel visual places the idea of motivation and capabilities at the center, which gets at one of its more compelling characteristics as a model – the meshing of technology, thinking, and student motivation. Many of the failures in edtech are failures in edtech integration, and frameworks like the Padagogy wheel attempt to clarify the relationship between “big picture” elements. Seeing the pieces–tablets, apps, learning goals, cognitive actions, etc.–and how they work together is everything. Without that vision, any bit of edtech is limp and lifeless."


Mr. Carrington is interested in sharing new ideas with Ed Tech students in this program and has graciously allowed us full access to his works, including his blog and the links that follow:

Extract from te@chthought blog post: The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

Allan's Learning and Teaching Blog
http://www.unity.net.au/allansportfolio/edublog/


Introduction to the Padagogy Wheel Interactive Learning Module (ILM)
Presentation built with Articulate Studio 13 Pro and takes about 30 minutes to work through.
URL: http://www.designingoutcomes.net/padwheelintro/presentation.html


PDF Poster Handout (This link is now V4.0)
Please use this as a handout and it will print A3 as a mini poster
URL: http://www.unity.net.au/padwheel/padwheelposterV3.pdf


At the Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement (This link is now on the V4 poster)
A number of podcast episodes and blog posts of the significant pedagogical approach today, that of Immersive Learning and Simulations ... Ken Spero who features in some of these posts, does a lot of work with simulations in health care. The latest episode is called "Immersive Learning: Resilience Training? is very important.
http://www.unity.net.au/allansportfolio/edublog/?cat=68


Allan's Presentations Page on Blog ***
Slides and links used in the Keynote presentations at conferences etc.
URL: http://www.unity.net.au/allansportfolio/edublog/?page_id=1123