Hi guys…how’s life going on? hopefully everyone is enjoying theirs….by the way….back to the topic…TPACK….emm..what is TPACK? actually this is a brand new term to me….just had no idea at first..but I slowly understand about it after some readings and discussion in class.
Now..what is TPACK? TPACK is “the specialized, highly applied knowledge that supports content-based technology integration is known as“technological pedagogical content knowledge,” abbreviated TPCK or TPACK” (Koehler & Mishra 2008).
For you guys who do not like to read long definition, maybe the diagram below will help you to understand about TPACK.
Now..have you get what is TPACK mean? In simple words, TPACK is the combination of three element which are the Technology, Pedagogical and Content knowledge in a particular learning session.
Emmm..still blur? okay2….lets me explain more by giving you one of the examples of using TPACK in my previous teaching practicum….
Class: 3 Jujur
Them : World of Knowledge
Topic : Before and Now
Focused Skill: Listening
Integrated Skills : Speaking and Writing
Language Focus: Noun (names of transport)
In this lesson I had use a video song related to the language focus entitled “Transportation”
This is really a nice induction song since it had grabbed the students attention and attracted their interest towards the lesson. I had also use this song to teach them several types of transportation that they need to know in this lesson in the pre-listening stage. With the catchy rhymes and melody and also clear dictation from the song, the students were able to catch words in the song easily and prepare themselves for the next stage which was the while listening stage.
For pedagogical knowledge, I had used the one of the elements in *Desuggestopedia method which was music. The video song used in this lesson was catchy enough to attract the students attention through out the lesson. They were able to memorized several lines from the song in the end of the lesson and I considered this as success.
* You guys can click on this link if you want to know more about desugestopedia:
The video song that I used in this lesson contained the content knowledge that I wanted to teach my students which was the the type of transportation. So, by using the video song, I was able to teach the students and the students were able to learn about transportation in a very fun and interesting way.
Eg of transportation stated in the song:
And thats how I integrated TPACK in my class. Its was quite an interesting lesson and I’m looking forward to integrate TPACK in my next lesson. However, I also need to make sure that it is suitable enough for my students since it will not always be an effective ways used in class.