Book Review: “Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for Educators” by AACTE

I’ve recently “discovered” the TPCK model, by browsing the iTunesU catalogue and falling over Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s video podcast called “As We May Teach” (see:

I was totally unaware of the theoretical and empirical work done in the field of TPCK, so far and so I was very happy to see that there are some websites, by various educational technology researchers and lecturers, on this very interesting topic. And there is THE handbook of TPCK, which I’ve recently ordered, received and started to read… I’d like to share some thoughts on this edited volume with you here… The book is a collection of articles from various scholar working in the domain of TPCK, including theoretical considerations, practical applications and use case, as well as recommendations for teacher education programs. I think, as far as I can see now, this book should be part of our reader for the “learning with new media” module.

Technology, E., (2008). Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for Educators. New York: Routledge for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.