The TPACK framework
The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework, is one of the most influential frameworks for technology integration in teaching, first introduced in Mishra and Koehler (2006). The framework seeks to capture some of the essential qualities of knowledge required by teachers for the intelligent integration of in their teaching.
I would like to highlight a few articles about the TPACK framework that I have been part of.
- Mishra & Koehler, 2006: The article that first introduced the framework
- Koehler & Mishra, 2008: The introductory chapter we wrote for the first TPACK handbook
- Herring, Koehler, & Mishra, 2016: The introductory chapter to the 2nd TPACK handbook.
There are of course many others – which can be found by using the search function on the top, or by browsing the blog posts related to TPACK at the bottom of this page.
The TPACK story
A few years ago I was asked to speak at the fall Doctoral Research Forum for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. I decided to speak about the role of theory in research since, in my experience, this is something that many graduate students find challenging. I contextualized the discussion within the history of the work that Matt Koehler and I did in developing the TPACK framework. You can see the video of the talk Why Theory: Or the TPACK story to learn more of the origin of the idea. (Incidentally, Matt has his own version of the origin story that you can find at Blurred visions: Another history of TPACK.
Fun with TPACK
It doesn’t have to all work and no play. Below are some fun TPACK related resources that I have either created or archived.
Spread of the idea
The TPACK framework has influenced research and practice across the world. One of the measures of its impact is the extent of scholarship and research that has emerged from it.
Data from TPACK Newsletter, Judi Harris editor.
Learn more about
There are a wide range of resources about TPACK on the web. On this website you can find
- The TPACK Newsletter: Curated by Judi Harris and archived here
- TPACK videos based on presentations that I have made over the years.
Other important resources are the TPACK.org website (maintained by Matt Koehler) and the wikipedia TPACK page (maintained by members of the TPACK-Special Interest Group at SITE).
Blog posts related to TPACK
TPACK Newsletter, #42 Nov. 2019
Here is the latest pdf version of the TPACK Newsletter (#42, November 2019), as curated and shared by Judi Harris and her team. (Previous issues are archived here.) This issue includes titles, abstract and links to 116 articles, 5 book-chapters, and 34...
A visit to Israel
I just got back from a trip to Israel. I was invited by the MEITAL 2019 conference and the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts. MEITAL is an organization of higher education institutions in Israel focusing on understanding and responding to local...
TPACK Newsletter #41, May 2019
Here is the latest pdf version of the TPACK Newsletter (#41, May 2019), as curated and shared by Judi Harris and her team. (Previous issues are archived here.) This issue includes 59 articles, 4 book chapters, and 20 dissertations that have not appeared...
Reimagining conteXt in TPACK: New article
Back in September I wrote a long-ish blog post about something that had bothered me for years and years about the canonical TPACK diagram. It had to do with how contextual knowledge was represented in the diagram, or rather how it was not represented in the diagram....
TPACK Newsletter #40, March 2019
Here is the Special Spring 2019 Conference Issue of the TPACK Newsletter (#40, March 2019), as curated and shared by Judi Harris and her team. (Previous issues are archived here.) This special issue include all the TPACK-related papers/sessions that...
TPACK as one solution
The Consortium of School Networking (COSN) is one of the leading associations for school system technology leaders. COSN recently released the first of three publications in their series on Driving K-12 Innovation: Hurdles 2019. The goal of this series is to...
TPACK Newsletter #39, February 2019
Here is the latest pdf version of the TPACK Newsletter (#39, February 2019), as curated and shared by Judi Harris and her team. (Previous issues are archived here.) This issue includes 31 articles, 2 books, 39 chapters, and 14 dissertations that have not appeared...
Technology & Education: A provocation
Jill Castek, at the University of Arizona, invited me to participate in an NSF funded workshop on developing "Principles for the equitable design of STEM learning environments." The event was being held at Bioshpere 2, which is this awesome place near Tucson. Because,...
Keynote at MITE 2019, Sydney (video)
I was recently invited to present a Keynote at the Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MITE) 2019 Conference hosted by The University of Technology, Sydney. This was the fifth edition of the conference, and as it turns out, I had given a keynote at the first...
Aesthetics & STEM education: A new framework
I have always been intrigued by the nature and role of the aesthetic experience in learning. A few members of the Deep-Play research group have been exploring this issue for a while (for instance we have written on, why science teachers should care about beauty in...
The future of work & learning: An interview
I had posted earlier about my visit to Bangalore back in summer to participate in the Quest 2 Learn Annual Summit organized by the Quest Alliance. The two day conference focused on The future of work and learning. During my visit I was interviewed by Aakash Sethi, the...
Learner autonomy and creative reflective practice: New journal article
Herbert Simon, famously wrote: Everyone designs who devises courses of actions aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. The first two words in this quote are now the title of a recently published journal article (with Danah Henriksen and William...
TPACK Newsletter, Issue #38: September 2018
New (tongue-in-cheek) TPACK diagram Judi Harris and her team just shared the latest version of the TPACK newsletter #38. You can find the latest issue here (pdf) and all previous issues are archived here. The growth of work around TPACK never ceases to...
The TPACK diagram gets an upgrade
The evolution of the TPACK image (1999 - 2017) Note: Apologies in advance for the long post. This has been festering / brewing for a while and I wanted to get it right. In essence this post offers a tweak to the canonical TPACK image, explained in greater detail...
Quest 2 Learn conference in Bangalore & more
I just got back from a lovely few days in Bangalore. I was there to participate in the Quest 2 Learn Annual Summit organized by the Quest Alliance. Convened at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), on the campus of the Indian Institute of...