Task 1 - TPACK



This is our first project... exploring TPACK and choosing the correct info map!!





In this task, we had to explain and to understand the concept of TPACK using an info map, the best which we thought could be used for its explanation.








We have chosen this type of info map because of its characteristics. We think that those characteristics suit in a proper way the demands of our task.

In conceptual map anything can be connected to anything, and the relations are not only made from lines, but also, in this type of maps, from the description of these relations. This is one reason, we needed to describe the relations within TPACK, as everything is interconnected, something that can be easily and properly done with this kind of map.

Another reason is because a concept map is useful to show that, in our case as  students, we have understood the concepts and have acquired the knowledge requested. Besides, it will help us when studying this task for the oral exam, as it is simplified but all the essential concepts, nature and relations are expressed.

It has helped us, as a group, to build a concept and knowledge by consensus, which means two things: starting to learn what group-working is, and learning the content of the subject at the same time.


Finally, this type of maps are appropriate to display whether in a poster board, as we have displayed it in the presentation, or on screen, as we will do on our blog. 



TPACK

1. What exactly is TPACK? (p.e. it is a technology, theory, a model, an animal, a poetry, an author? All of these? About what?)

TPACK stands for "Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge”, it can be considered as a model or framework which help teachers to integrate the technology in the classroom, taking into account an efficient learning of the curriculum-contents for students.

2. What are the essential elements of TPACK and how are they related to each other?

The TPACK model is a result of the complex intersection of the three primary types of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogic (PK) and Technologic (TK). This knowledge is not only dealt with separately but also from the four spaces of intersection created by its interrelations: Pedagogic Content Knowledge (PCK), Technological Content Knowledge (TCK), Technological and Pedagogic Knowledge (TPK) and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK).

      • CK: the teacher must have knowledge of the subject he expects to teach.
      • PK: the process of teaching and learning
     • TK: the use of tools and technological resources, and the learning of how and when to use them, as well as knowing how and when to update those tools and resources.

Interrelations:

      • PCK: the transformation of the subject that occurs when the teacher does his own interpretation of the contents.
      • TCK: the comprehension of the way in which technology and contents affect and limit each other.
       • TPK: allows us to discover how teaching and learning may change depending on the technological resources we use.

Another thing to have into account and can influence the rest if the elements is the CONTEXT. We have to have into account the resources of the school, students, classes, facilities...and try to take advantage of what we have and also take into account the students that we have to teach (social context, level of knowledge and so on..)

     • TPACK: It defines a significant and efficient way of teaching using technology, which outplaces isolated knowledge of the elements that form the TPACK when they are separated.

3. How would TPACK be useful for you? 

Since we want to be teachers, TPACK would be useful for us to get a new way of learning that children could find kind of "funny" because, nowadays, they are in contact with the technology.

4. How TPACK is related to your degree?

Since TPACK is about teaching it is clear it is something we have to know and manage, moreover is important because it gives us tools and resources to improve our work of teaching.











6 comments:

  1. Nice post Frisky Hedgehogs! We will read you all weeks

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  2. hi guys! I'm the journalist of the group called "sweetchillipepper"and
    I have been seeing your blog and It's very nice, I love the photo at the back and how It is organized. About the tack1, i need to say that the presentation was very well explained and the only bad thing, just to say something, was the size of the letter which was difficult to read.
    I invite you to read our blog called 'thecuriositykilledthedog',and we will read you all the weeks.
    see you!

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    1. Hi Marialuisa! Thank u for visiting our blog and for giving your opinion about TPACK task. We will read all the blogs of our colleagues!!

      Best

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  3. I would prefer that you present each role in a different post, I could give you better feedback.
    The job has been done in a very nice way, I have to say, for being the first.... Good job guys! I'm pretty happy with the things that I have rad in your blog. Nontheless you can improve.... a lot!!
    I miss a bit more of information about your strategy for doing the work in the journalist chronic, in order to help you to be aware of your process during the week. Nonetheless, I appreciate the "journalist spirit" on the chronic.
    Additionally I would love to see a bit more in-deep translations of concepts... but the approach was nice.

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  4. Hello guys, I am Celia Riera and I am this week´s journalist of Sweet Chilli Pepper. I have to say that I am really impressed of your work this week! I loved how clearly everything is explained and how much effort you put on your work. Also, I really like the style of your blog and how well organized it is. Good job guys!!!
    You are more than welcome to come and visit our blog any time you want.
    Regards.

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