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Effectiveness of Teacher’s Induction Program featured with Preloaded Customized Tablets for the Improvement of Science Teachers’ Perception and Pedagogical Content Knowledge in KPK, Pakistan
Science teacher’s pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is very much essential for the student’s learning. This study aimed to explore the effect of induction program on newly inducted science teacher’s perception, pedagogical content knowledge and practices. This study was descriptive and survey method was used for it. Thirty chemistry teachers were selected randomly from Peshawar. Out of these, fifteen newly appointed chemistry teachers were using customized tablets for teaching whereas the other fifteen chemistry teacher did not use customized tablets for chemistry teaching. Two different types of research tools were used to get an insight into teachers’ perception and pedagogical content knowledge. A major difference was found regarding perceptions of teachers, pedagogical content knowledge. The teachers using customized tablets were found to have more pedagogical and content knowledge understanding as compared to others. It is recommended to provide customized tablets to science teachers as a regular feature of their training.
Dr. Farkhunda Rasheed Choudhary
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Tariq Javed
SST, Federal Government Public School No. 2 (Boys), Tariqabad, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Hina Noor
Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, Science Teaching and Learning, Teacher’s Perception