What is TPACK? Updated article

Written by: Punya Mishra

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There are some articles that sink without a trace. There are others like our 2006 TCRecord article introducing the TPACK framework that continues to be cited… and then there are some that keep getting published over and over (albeit in an updated manner). Here is one of them… the gift that keeps on giving!

Back in 2007 Matt Koehler and I  presented a paper at the SITE conference introducing the idea of TPACK. Here is the complete citation:

Mishra, P. & Koehler, M.J. (2007). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK): Confronting the Wicked Problems of Teaching with Technology. In R. Carlsen et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 2214-2226). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved January 22, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/24919.

We were think invited by the editors of the CITE journal to update this article to be published in a special issue devoted to TPACK. The updated article was published in 2009 (citation and link below).

Koehler, M. J., & Mishra, P. (2009). What is technological pedagogical content knowledge?Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education9(1). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol9/iss1/general/article1.cfm

As it so happened, last year, we were invited to republish our CITE journal article for a special issue of Journal of Education devoted to Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Realizing that a lot of work has happened in the past 4-5 years (both in the arena of research and practice related to TPACK) it seemed silly to reprint the 2009 article. We asked if it would be ok to update the 2009 article and we were told ok. So here it is, a newer, shinier and updated version. We would like to thank the editor of the Journal of Education, Roselmina Indrisano for inviting us in the first place and to Glen Bull (editor of the CITE journal) for giving us permission to build on the previously published 2009 version. Here it it. Enjoy.  

Koehler, M. J., Mishra, P., & Cain, W. (2013). What is Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)Journal of Education (193)3, 13-20.

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Punya Mishra is a professor of Educational Psychology & Educational Technology at the College of Education at Michigan State University. He also directs the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program. He recently co-chaired the SITE 2011 conference at Nashville after having chaired the Innovation & Technology Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. The readers and editors of Technology and Learning journal recently named him as one of the ten most influential people in educational technology.

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