A New Revised Framework For Teachers ' Competency With Technology That Expands Mishra And Koeler 's Tpack Framework
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TPACK-L is a new revised framework for teachers’ competency with technology that expands Mishra and Koeler’s TPACK framework by adding Learning Theory (Slota, Young, Choi, & Lai, 2014). Although the TPACK framework proposed the way to understand how to integrate technology in the classroom as a unique body of knowledge, technology integration practice is, more often than not, thought of as a set of pedagogical skills or strategies to simply utilize technology in pursuit of effective instruction. Given the omission of learning theory from the teacher competency framework, it thus may lead us to understand teacher competencies as merely a skill-based knowledge (i.e., teaching as a straightforward enterprise). Yet, teaching is a complex intellectual work necessary to have a solid understanding of the foundational theories and knowledge about learning that drives effective instruction (Wilson & Peterson, 2006). As such, a solid understanding of learning theory should be considered as arguably the most critical professional knowledge that teachers should have.
The TPACK-L framework responds to the lack of explicit attention to learning theory in our teaching practice. From this new framework, it is appeared that effective instruction with technology can be occurred through seamlessly interlocking these four components, technological, pedagogical, content knowledge and a sound understanding of learning theory. In a nutshell, the wise technology integration is an ability to hit the