Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(10A), pp. 24 - 29
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071705
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Pre-service Teachers' Mastery of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching English Language


Charanjit Kaur Swaran Singh *, Zulkharnain Mohd Kasim
Department of English Language & Literature, Faculty of Languages & Communication, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia

ABSTRACT

Education 4.0 is the inspiration of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 which is focusing on teaching and learning especially in terms of personalization of learning, quality education and learners as connectors, creators, and constructivist (Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, 2015). Pre-service teachers' mastery of the technological pedagogical content knowledge for teaching practice is deemed crucial in order for them to face the challenges apparent in the Industrial Revolution 4.0. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the mastery of TPACK assists the pre-service English teachers with their teaching practice. The research design was mainly qualitative. Four ESL pre-service teachers were selected using the purposive sampling method. Each teacher was observed five times over a period of twenty lessons. Non-participant observation was conducted during the teaching sessions. A checklist was used during the observation to ensure uniformity in the elements observed during each lesson. Findings of the study clearly revealed that the pre-service teachers have a substantial understanding and mastery of TPACK. The pre-service teachers revealed some effective technological pedagogical content knowledge strategies used for teaching purposes to capture students' interest to make learning more fun and meaningful.

KEYWORDS
Teaching Practice, TPACK, Pre-service Teachers

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Charanjit Kaur Swaran Singh , Zulkharnain Mohd Kasim . "Pre-service Teachers' Mastery of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching English Language." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.10A (2019) 24 - 29. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071705.