DEVELOPMENT OF PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE STANDARD FOR MALAYSIAN ICT TEACHERS

S. Sarkawi1, N. Md Salleh2, M. Ibrahim1, A. Syafila1, N. Nayan1, K. Samsudin1, R. Baharudin1

1Sultan Idris Education University (MALAYSIA)
2Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (MALAYSIA)
The Information and Communication Technology subject is offered in the higher secondary schools in the Malaysian public school system. The subject is taught by teachers trained in the ICT option at a few public universities according to their individual curriculae without any standards. This research has developed a standard for Pedagogical Content Knowledge for ICT teachers in Malaysia. A total of 245 ICT teachers were involved in the research between October to November of 2011. Three main domains were considered: (a) Knowledge about students; (b) Curriculum knowledge; and (c) Knowledge of instruction planning and implementation. Three-cycle Delphi method was used to obtain a consensus for the standard. The results shows that out of 59 PCK constructs, there are 13 vital knowledge items required, 45 must-have knowledge items and one moderate item. These results are important references for formulating teacher education programs in Malaysia.