Dr. Candace Figg

Professor (PhD), Department of Educational Studies

Available for Graduate Advisement

Dr. Candace Figg, Faculty of Education, Brock University

St. Catharines, ON
Office: WH164
905 688 5550 x5347

Dr. Candace Figg is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies. After teaching in Texas public schools for 15 years, she returned to the University of Texas to complete her doctoral studies.

Her doctoral research focused on the influence of teachers’ beliefs on the effective integration of technology into daily classroom teaching. She currently teaches courses in instructional technology, including the Teaching Digital Learners in the Digital Age” course for P/J and J/I teacher candidates.

She has co-authored the text A Handy Guide to Teaching and Learning with Technology: Designs for Unpacking Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK).

Dr. Figg’s research interests include the development of Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) in teacher candidates, the impact of tech leadership upon technology use in classrooms, the influence of mobile and emerging technologies on 21st century teaching and learning, and the use of social network media to impact professional learning.

  • EDBE 8Y08: Teaching Digital Learners in the Digital Age
  • EDUC8Y24/EDUC8Y34: Teaching and Learning with Computers for P/J and J/I
  • EDUC8D09: Principles and Practices for Professional Certification
  • EDUC 9F61: Computers in the Classroom Part 1
  • Technology for teaching and learning
  • Technology integration in teaching practice, curriculum and instruction
  • Research methodology
  • Qualitative and survey methods including Action Research
  • Development of TPACK (Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge) in Teachers
  • Online, blended and distance education
  • Using Gamification in Higher Education courses
  • Impact of Emerging Technologies (including mobile devices and social networks)
  • Teacher education.


Figg, C., & Burson, J. (2010) A handy guide for teaching and learning with technology: Designs for unpacking technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Publishing.

Figg, C., & Burson, J. (2009) Designs for unpacking technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK): A handy guide for teaching and learning with technology. Welland, ON: Soleil Publishing.

Refereed chapters in edited books

Jaipal-Jamani, K, & Figg, C. (2015). TPACK Knowledge Supporting Design of Effective Technology-enhanced Science Instruction for Digital Learners. In M. S. Khine (Ed.), New Directions in Technological and Pedagogical Content Knowledge Research: Multiple Perspectives. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Figg, C. & Jaipal-Jamani, K. (2015). Using Gamification Strategies to Engage Teacher Candidates as They Develop TPACK Knowledge. Niess, M., & Willows-Giles, H. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publications.

Jaipal-Jamani, K., & Figg, C. (2015). The framework of TPACK-in-Practice: Designing content-centric technology professional learning contexts to develop teacher knowledge of technology-enhanced teaching. In C. Angeli & N. Valanides (Eds.), Technological pedagogical content knowledge: Exploring, developing and assessing TPCK (pp. 137-163). New York: Springer.

Selected Articles

Jaipal-Jamani, K., & Figg, C. (2015). A case study of a TPACK-based approach to teacher professional development: Teaching science with blogs. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 15(2). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol15/iss2/science/article2.cfm

Figg, C., & Jaipal Jamani, K. (2013). Transforming Classroom Practice: Technology Professional Development that Works! Teaching & Learning, 8(1), 87-98. Available at: https://brock.scholarsportal.info/journals/teachingandlearning/home/arti…

Figg, C., & Jaipal, K. (2011). Exploring Teacher Knowledge and Actions supporting Technology-enhanced Teaching in Elementary Schools: Two Approaches by Pre-service teachers. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27(7), 1227-1246.
Available online at: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet27/figg.html

Jaipal, K. & Figg, C. (2010). Unpacking the “Total PACKage”: Emergent TPACK characteristics from a study of preservice teachers teaching with technology. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 18(3), 415-441. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available at: http://www.editlib.org/p/28335.

Figg, C., Ward-McCartney, R., & Gonsoulin, W. (2010). Impacting academic achievement with student learners teaching digital storytelling to others: The ATTTCSE Digital Video Project. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (English), 10(1). [P] Available online at http://www.citejournal.org/vol10/iss1/languagearts/article3.cfm