For the last nine years the Educational Technology Council has been actively involved in helping promote education in Africa. At the end of March, 2012 ETC member Donna Griffin will be heading to Lomé, Togo to work with teachers from several different French countries. She will be focusing on capacity building and improving the use of technology within the various teaching organizations
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge. At the heart of the TPACK framework, is the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK). See Figure above. As must be clear, the TPACK framework builds on Shulman’s idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge.