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Mathematics teachers’ levels of technological pedagogical content knowledge and information and communication technology integration barriers

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Title Mathematics teachers’ levels of technological pedagogical content knowledge and information and communication technology integration barriers
 
Creator de Freitas, Gabrielle Spangenberg, Erica D.
 
Subject Mathematics Education; Education; Mathematics Mathematics; technological pedagogical content knowledge; teachers; information and communication technology; continuous professional development
Description Many mathematics teachers struggle to effectively integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in their teaching and need continuous professional development programmes to improve their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). This article aims to identify mathematics teachers’ levels of TPACK and barriers to integrating ICT as a means to inform their continuous professional development needs. The TPACK framework of Mishra and Koehler was used as a lens for this the study. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods were utilised. Ninety-three mathematics teachers, who completed a quantitative questionnaire, reported higher levels of content, pedagogical, and pedagogical content knowledge, with comparatively lower levels of technology, technological pedagogical, and technological content knowledge. Ten of these participants also participated in semi-structured interviews and revealed six primary barriers to integrating ICT in the classroom, namely curriculum-related time constraints, technological infrastructure, impact of ICT use on the learning process, ineffective professional development, teachers’ pedagogical beliefs and poor leadership. Continuous professional development programmes addressing specific ICT-integration barriers can effect significant changes in teachers’ TPACK, which may promote better teaching and learning of mathematics.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2019-12-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v40i1.431
 
Source Pythagoras; Vol 40, No 1 (2019); 13 pages 2223-7895 1012-2346
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/431/749 https://pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/431/748 https://pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/431/750 https://pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/431/747
 
Coverage — — Senior phase mathematics teachers
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Gabrielle de Freitas, Erica D. Spangenberg https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0