Teachers' TPACK and technology integration in teaching and learning: A case study in the Maldives

Year: 2019

Author: Waseela, Aminath, Chandra, Dr., Vinesh, Nykvist, Dr., Shaun

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

To improve the quality of teaching and learning, governments throughout the world have been investing significantly in digital technologies for education. This is also the case in the Maldives. These investments are underpinned by the belief that the integration of technologies in classrooms can positively impact teachers’ classroom practices, student engagement and their learning outcomes. The success of such initiatives hinges on the abilities and comfort levels of teachers to effectively integrate technologies in classroom teaching. Consequently, gaining an understanding of teachers’ technological knowledge and its integration can provide useful insights on strategies that can be adopted to enhance teaching; especially in developing country contexts where research is scant. Through an explanatory mixed-method case study, this study aims to explore teachers’ knowledge and integration of technology in their classroom teaching using the TPACK, SAMR and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy frameworks. The outcome of this study might be beneficial for teachers adopting technology to transform student learning.