Leveraging Technology to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ TPACK in Mathematics and Science Methods Courses

Kate Popejoy (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA) and Drew Polly (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 182
EISBN13: 9781466616912|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-492-5.ch027
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Abstract

These two cases address issues related to using technology as a tool to develop pre-service teachers’ Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) in mathematics and science methods courses. The chapter assumes the following scenario and overarching case study question: You and your colleagues are the course instructors of a mathematics and a science methods course. Your pre-service teachers typically lack content knowledge in mathematics and science. Further, you must also address pedagogies and how to use technology as a tool to support student learning of mathematics and science concepts. What activities can you create to simultaneously develop knowledge of content, pedagogies and how to teach with technology?
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