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TPACK, a framework for lecturer’s knowledge


About This Course

Teaching is a complex activity. It requires the integration of various specialized knowledge types, enabling lecturers to apply complex knowledge structures across different cases and contexts. For effective teaching, knowledge about how students learn (pedagogy), expertise in subject matter (content), and familiarity with the tools that lecturers can utilize in teaching (technology) are necessary. In this course, you will learn about the framework that describes the intricate interplay among these three bodies of knowledge that a lecturer needs to possess. You will be encouraged to consider how TPACK could empower your own teaching practice and to share your thoughts and experiences from teaching with your fellow participants in this course.

Completing this course will take approximately two hours.

After completing this online course you will be able to:
• Describe what is TPACK framework
• Describe the mutual impact of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge
• Demonstrate how change of one knowledge type (Content, Pedagogy, or Technology) within a course, changes the other two
• Reflect on a role of the lecturer and on the awareness of using TPACK framework when designing effective and quality teaching


The target group of this course are primarily lecturers who teach in higher education. There are no pre-requisites to follow this course.

Course Staff

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Natasa Brouwer

Natasa Brouwer is senior consultant (HE science education) at Teaching and Learning Centre, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam.

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Iwona Maciejowska

Prof. Iwona Maciejowska, a lecturer and a researcher at the Department of Chemical Education, the head of the Ars Docendi Council at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. An editor, an author and a co-author of books (15), papers (over 100) and courses for chemistry teachers and academic teaching staff eg. MOOC on the Coursera platform "Teaching in university science laboratories. Developing good practice". A co-editor of Chemistry Teacher International journal, an initiator of the biannual European Variety in University Chemistry Education conference.

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