Introducing the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework to the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery


Technological developments affect both teaching and learning. The inclusion of educational technologies provides a tremendous boost and motivation in knowledge acquisition of the millennial, tech-savvy students much like our University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (USTFMS) medical students. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge or TPACK is the buzzword for this novel approach. Its goal is to create an effective learning environment for students and more importantly, TPACK is essential in the preparation of the outcomes-based curriculum of the doctor of medicine (MD) program.

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