Abstract

This dissertation reports the results of a conceptual analysis of the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework, particularly its component constructs of technological content knowledge (TCK), technological pedagogical knowledge (TPK), and TPACK (the central component of the framework listed earlier). First, a technical use analysis reveals how existing research has defined and exemplified the constructs. Next, interviews with leading TPACK researchers further refine the constructs. The dissertation then reports cases that illustrate each of the constructs and the boundaries between them. The conceptual analysis results in an elaborated model of the TPACK framework, focusing on the essential features of each construct to facilitate classification of future examples. The analysis also reveals that TCK, TPK, and TPACK do appear to be distinct constructs. The boundaries among constructs are elaborated through a discussion of the sliding nature of the framework and the nature of the instructional strategies that are enacted.

Degree

PhD

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology

Rights

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Date Submitted

2008-07-16

Document Type

Dissertation

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2552

Keywords

TPACK, technological pedagogical content knowledge, technology integration, technology knowledge, educational technology

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