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The [[Subject Teacher Forum]] program aims to help teachers understand the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_Pedagogical_Content_Knowledge Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge] framework and use this to understand the integration of ICTs in education. The program also aims to build deeper understanding of the framework and how it could be applied to the educational contexts in Government schools in India.  
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The [[Subject Teacher Forum]] program aims to help teachers understand the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_Pedagogical_Content_Knowledge Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge] framework and use this to understand the integration of ICTs in education. The program also aims to deepening the framework and its application to the educational contexts in Government schools in India.  
    
[http://academic.wsc.edu/education/curtiss_j/eisner.htm Elliot W. Eisner] declared in 1991 that “Like the systole and diastole of the beating heart, curriculum (content) and teaching (pedagogy) are the most fundamental aspects. ...No curriculum teaches itself, it always must be mediated, and teaching is the fundamental mediator".
 
[http://academic.wsc.edu/education/curtiss_j/eisner.htm Elliot W. Eisner] declared in 1991 that “Like the systole and diastole of the beating heart, curriculum (content) and teaching (pedagogy) are the most fundamental aspects. ...No curriculum teaches itself, it always must be mediated, and teaching is the fundamental mediator".
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Sometimes in pre-service teacher education (BEd or DEd) it is suggested that the student teachers 'already know content' having studied these topics in their own schooling experience, and need to learn 'method' (pedagogy) only.  In-service teacher training program is also sometimes seen to be for 'content' or for 'pedagogy' as if these are two distinct aspects.
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Yet, at times in pre-service teacher education (BEd or DEd), it is suggested that the student teachers 'already know content' having studied these topics in their own schooling experience, and need to learn 'method' (pedagogy) only.  In-service teacher training program is also sometimes seen to be for 'content' or for 'pedagogy' as if these are two distinct aspects.
    
However, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Shulman#Pedagogical_content_knowledge_.28PCK.29 Shullman] suggested that teachers' "subject knowledge and pedagogy were being treated as mutually exclusive. He believed that teacher education programs should combine the two knowledge fields. He introduced the notion of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) that includes pedagogical knowledge and content knowledge, (and also curriculum knowledge, knowledge of educational contexts etc).
 
However, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Shulman#Pedagogical_content_knowledge_.28PCK.29 Shullman] suggested that teachers' "subject knowledge and pedagogy were being treated as mutually exclusive. He believed that teacher education programs should combine the two knowledge fields. He introduced the notion of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) that includes pedagogical knowledge and content knowledge, (and also curriculum knowledge, knowledge of educational contexts etc).
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PCK has two parts:  
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PCK has two parts:
Content: Which includes all that the teacher needs to know to teach. This includes actual content (not just facts and definitions but key concept learnings, the ethics of the subject, the social justification/ social implication for the subject and the philosophy of the subject). Content knowledge will make you a scientist, mathematician, or a poet.  
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#Content: Which includes all that the teacher needs to know to teach. This includes actual content (not just facts and definitions but key concept learnings, the ethics of the subject, the social justification/ social implication for the subject and the philosophy of the subject). Content knowledge will make you a scientist, mathematician, or a poet.  
Pedagogy : Which includes all the methods, strategies and techniques that are used to teaching. This includes various technologies, use of various resources, materials, etc. This can be called the “how” of teaching.
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#Pedagogy : Which includes all the methods, strategies and techniques that are used to teaching. This includes various technologies, use of various resources, materials, etc. This can be called the “how” of teaching.
    
Integrating Content knowledge with pedagogical knowledge will make you a teacher.
 
Integrating Content knowledge with pedagogical knowledge will make you a teacher.
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