ERIC Number: EJ1214407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Professional Technologies in Schools: The Role of Pedagogical Knowledge in Teaching with Geospatial Technologies
Curtis, Mary D.
Journal of Geography, v118 n3 p130-142 2019
Preparing learners for the future requires twenty-first-century teaching that integrates professional tools in the classroom. Geospatial technologies (GST), which represent geographical professional technologies, lack robust integration in high school geography. Researchers continue to ask why educators teach about rather than with GST. Understanding teacher decisions is paramount. This mixed methods study examined commonalities among teachers who use GST using Mishra and Koehler's (2006) Technological, Pedagogical, Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework as a theoretical lens. This investigation examined whether geography teachers who exhibit stronger geospatial TPCK used GST more frequently than other teachers who exhibited a less developed knowledge base.
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Geography, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Faculty Development, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, High School Teachers, Decision Making, Adoption (Ideas)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
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