ICT (WEB TOOLS) FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS: TPACK FRAMEWORK AND USAGE
Keywords:Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowkedge (TPACK); Ministry of National Education ( MoNE); English as a Foreign Language (EFL); English Language Teaching (ELT)
Teacher knowledge has an impact on the quality of language teaching. Several models have been created on teacher knowledge. According to TPACK framework (Koehler and Mishra, 2008) for example; content knowledge represents all concepts (grammar, discourse, etc.) and skills in English language, pedagogical knowledge includes all methods and strategies used to teach English and technological knowledge captures all technologies like web tools, digital platforms, applications, software and others. In this study, a professional training based on TPACK model was conducted and digital technologies (web tools, platforms, applications, software) which can be utilized in EFL face to face or online classes (aged 7-12) are practiced in the workshops. After the training, while the participant teachers are actively teaching in the 2021-22 academic year, a post- test on TPACK and an open ended three (3) questioned form was sent to collect data on TPACK and their classroom applications of the digital tools. The results showed improvement on their TPACK and classroom applications of the digital tools. They also displayed the problems these teachers faced during classroom applications.