The development and evaluation of a professional development arrangement for technology integration to enhance communicative approach in English language teaching

Ansyari, M.H. (2012) The development and evaluation of a professional development arrangement for technology integration to enhance communicative approach in English language teaching.

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Abstract:This study aims at developing and evaluating a professional development programme for technology integration in English language teaching setting in an Indonesian higher education. The study mainly explores the characteristics of such programme to English lecturers’ TPACK development. This study is a design-based research, which, in collecting the data, employs TPACK survey, TAC survey, technology integration assessment rubric, interview, and logbook. The findings suggest that all participants reported that they had positive experiences with the professional development programmes. The weaknesses of the programmes were viewed on limited time, technology exploration, and students’ active engagement. Suggestions were given related to three major aspects: terms of facilities, follow-up, and support. TPACK is also enhanced after the professional development programme based on self-reported TPACK. The findings from lesson plan assessment demonstrate that the professional development programme also had a sound impact based on the overall result of the lecturers’ lesson plan designs in all components of TPACK, except in CK. Finally, the results from TAC questionnaire show that only enjoyment variable is significant, while anxiety is not significant. Overall, on the bases of evidence from all data sources it can be concluded that the professional development arrangement for technology integration at the language centre improves the English lecturers’ TPACK. Crucial aspects of the professional development programme include TPACK framework as a knowledge base, learning technology by design approach, active engagement, authentic learning experiences in a collaborative environment, guidance, support, and feedback, curriculum coherency, and intensive programme.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/62294
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