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Assessing the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of English Language Teachers in Cape Coast, Ghana


The study assessed the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) of public Junior High School English Language teachers in Cape Coast. Triangulation design in the form of mixed methods was used which involved 150 English Language teachers. The simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample of one hundred and fifty (150) out of two hundred and forty (240). A questionnaire and a semi-structured interview guide were used to gather quantitative and qualitative data respectively, and they form the basis for the research. Frequency, means, and standard deviation were used in analysing the quantitative data while the qualitative data were analyzed thematically in line with the research questions. The confidence to teach any aspect of the English Language, and adequate knowledge about the content of the English Language Curriculum of the Junior High School are vital indications that a teacher has command of the content knowledge. Also, the major indicators for the effective application of pedagogical knowledge of the English Language teacher include the ability to manage the classroom effectively, to connect different concepts to enhance students’ understanding, to install software programmes for teaching to use popular application software and to use of blogs, Facebook, Twitter to teach students are indications of the teachers’ technological knowledge.

Keywords: Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK), content knowledge (CK), pedagogical knowledge (PK), technological knowledge (TK)., technology integration

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