TPACK Experience

This week in my CEP 810 class we first explored the idea of TPACK, which is the intersection of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content.  Separately these three areas are all important to education, but when combined can create truly authentic learning spaces.  One of the core ideas being how we use technology for education.  Much of the technology that is used in education today was not originally designed for education, but instead teachers and the like re-purposed it for use by the student or in the classroom.  This re-purposing of technology to fit into pedagogy and help deliver or make sense of content in a meaningful way is what the idea of TPACK is all about.

To give students in the CEP 810 course an idea of this intersection we were given the task of cooking with randomly assigned tools within the kitchen.  I was given a fairly simple plate, bowl, and common table spoon and needed to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  The idea being that we would need to re-purpose whatever kitchen tools we were given in order to cook/make our particular dish.  Here is a video of my sandwich making.  Fortunately for me, making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is not very difficult with a spoon.

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