Hi - Thanks for you question.
TPACK originally modified Schulman's original PCK to bring it up to date with the use of tools and technologies for learning and teaching. It was a really useful way to bring technology to the forefront of teacher education. However in my. experience it also then created a technology-centric approach to learning and teaching. Whilst this wasn't the intention of the authors the application of TPACK often resulted in a focus on technology and use of digital tools. I wanted to move away from the techno-centric approach and focus more on the mode(s) of teaching.
This was particularly relevant during the height of the pandemic when all of a sudden we were all tasked with moving our learning and teaching into online spaces. My observations of this was that despite "technology" being widely used the learning (and teaching) experiences were mixed. This led me to have conversations with teachers (mostly in higher education) about the design of curriculum and learning tasks and what emerged from that was that it wasn't a lack of technological skills that was the issue but a lack of consideration for the 'mode' through which the teaching and learning took place and so the concept of "teaching mode" was surfaced and ultimately became "modality" in the context of the framework.
Posted on September 13, 2022
This is really interesting, first time I have come across this framework. What made you want to modify the TPACK model? Interested to hear your thoughts about what is missing.