DOI: 10.30900/kafkasegt.1357635 ISSN: 2148-8940

An Investigation of TPACK-Practical for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) has been a common subject for different educational purposes from the planning of teaching process to testing and assessment practices. The term "TPACK-Practical" refers to a framework based on teachers' knowledge and experience that takes into account the theoretically described TPACK model's structure and the process of teaching practice. The present study aims to describe the nature of technology integration among Turkish EFL in-service instructors by exploring their skill levels to implement their TPACK-Practical in their classroom practices, and by explaining the relationships between these skill levels and some demographic variables. The research was conducted in the contexts of the Schools of Foreign Languages at various universities in Turkey at the end of the second term of 2022/2023 academic year. All EFL instructors teaching at the university level are the study's target population; however, the convenience sample chosen for the study on a voluntary basis only included 155 EFL instructors from these schools who responded to the questions on the data collection instrument (TPACK-Practical scale developed by Yeh et al., 2014). To comprehensively understand the participant profile and collect data to analyze the relations between the variables, the participants' demographic characteristics were also considered. The study has a quantitative research design that employs descriptive statistics to describe the demographic information and scale results; and correlation analysis, independent sample t-test, and ANOVA test to explain the relationships between the variables. Results of the study have revealed that EFL instructors generally use their TPACK-Practical skills in classroom applications at a "sufficient" level (at the lowest level in the Assessments area and at the highest level in the Subject Content area), and that demographic variables have no significant effect on their technology integration skills.

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