Integrating the interactive whiteboard and peer coaching to develop TPACK for secondary science teachers

Jul 8, 2013, 12:07 PM
Jang, S.-J. (2010). Integrating the interactive whiteboard and peer coaching to develop TPACK for secondary science teachers. Computers& Education, 55, 1744-1751.

Characteristics

  • Grade/Age Level: Secondary in-service teachers
  • Specific Difficulty Addressed: Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) in secondary science teachers
  • Type of AT Used: Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs)

 

Setting

Method

  • Four teachers (Amy, Bee, Caleb, and Dick) implemented the strategies for this study in one of their science courses for 7-9th graders with 28-32 students in each course (N=121).
  • Teachers were to implement the IWB-based TPACK-COIR model for one semester, with peer-coaching support bi-monthly.
  • Teachers initially studied the TPACK in groups and completed written assignments to fully comprehend the subject area.
  • The teachers then observed a peer (Dick) use IWB technology in a lesson, and provided feedback.
  • Each teacher developed lessons to integrate the IWB and taped the implementation.
  • All teachers reflected on each teachers’ taped lessons.

Results

  • The teachers used IWBs as tools for explaining concepts.
  • The IWBs were used for both students and teachers to draw concepts, present ideas, and show videos.
  • Teachers reported positive changes in their lesson as a result of peer coaching.
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