Tübingen School of Education (TüSE)

TPACK 4.0 – interdisciplinary, practice- and evidence-based for developing pre-service teachers' TPACK

Short Description

In the project TPACK 4.0, the Weingarten University of Education and the Tübingen School of Education developed subject-specific modules to foster pre-service teachers subject-specific teching with educational technology (TPACK; Mishra & Koehler, 2006). The modules are based on the TPACK and the SQD-framework (Tondeur et al., 2012) and were implemented into central subject pedagogies of the two universities for secondary education. The preservice teachers learned in a self-regulated manner in computer-assisted individual self-learning phases. The step-by-step approach to medai-based teaching practice was complemented by practical exercise. The modules were accompanied by systematic research. 

(First) Findings We investigated the effectiveness of the modules by means of a quasi-experimental field study (see Lachner et al., 2021). Pre-service teachers (N=208), enrolled in five subjects, attended regular semester courses on subject-matter pedagogies. In half of the courses, we randomly assigned subject-specific TPACK-modules, in which pre-service teachers were taught in applying technology for subject-matter teaching, whereas the control condition attended the regular courses without the TPACK-module. We showed that pre-service teachers in the courses with the TPACK-modules acquired more TPACK than those in the control courses without the TPACK-modules. Significant effects were also demonstrated for pre-service teachers' technology-related self-efficacy and their perceived support for technology integration. 


Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.


01.11.2018 - 30.11.2022

Cooperating institutions

a) University of Tübingen, Tübingen School of Education, Institute of Education
PI: Prof. Dr. Andreas Lachner 

b) Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten
PI: Prof. Dr. Sarah Lukas 

Ina Rudolf, David Weiler 

Former members: Armin Fabian, Ulrike Franke, Judith Preiß 


Lachner, A., Fabian, A., Franke, U., Preiß, J., Jacob, L., Führer, C., Küchler, U., Paravicini, W., Randler, T., & Thomas, P. (2021). Fostering pre-service teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK): A quasi-experimental field study. Computers & Educations, 174, 104304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104304 


Franke, U., Fabian, A., Preiß, J., & Lachner, A. (2020). TPACK 4.0 - interdisziplinäre, praxisorientierte und forschungsbasierte Förderung von fachspezifischem mediendidaktischem Wissen bei angehenden Lehrpersonen. In K. Kaspar, M. Becker-Mrotzek, S. Hofhues, J. König, D. Schmeinck (Hrsg.), Bildung, Schule, Digitalisierung (pp. 182-187). Münster: Waxmann. 


Prof. Dr. Andreas Lachner