The HEAD Foundation (THF), in partnership with National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore and Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia recently conducted an ICT professional development workshop, entitled TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) in Jakarta, Indonesia between 26 and 28 April, 2017. The training workshop was facilitated by Dr Chai Ching Sing and Dr Joyce Koh from Singapore’s National Institute of Education (NIE), along with Dr Uma Natarajan from THF. This workshop is second in a series of TPACK workshops in Indonesia, following an earlier one conducted in Solo in November 2016.
The objectives of the workshop focused on several aspects of TPACK, namely an introduction to TPACK, meaningful 21st Century learning, adaptation of content and importance of school context, the scaffolded TPACK design model, evaluation of a sample lesson, and designing a lesson based on TPACK.
The hundred Indonesian participants included pre-service and in-service teachers and other higher education educators. At the end of the workshop, all participants produced a TPACK designed lesson that they can take back to use in their respective classrooms. The participants also peer-evaluated others’ lessons, and were surveyed on their knowledge and beliefs about ICT before and after the workshop.
“Certificates of Recognition” were awarded to the best three ICT lesson designs at the end of the workshop.