Educational Technology and Pedagogic Encounters
Democratic Education in Potentiality
2016 - 142 pages
ISBN Paperback: 9789463005449 ($ 43.00)
Subject: Educational Theory
Number 69 of the series: Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and PracticeFree Preview Educational Technology and Pedagogic Encounters
This book looks at some of the underlying theories of educational technology (means), and ways in which this technology is guided in practice (ends). The authors are intent on producing ends that prepare students to undertake new analyses and evaluations that can result in new possibilities for democratic action. Emphasis is on their understanding of and position within educational technology – as opposed to using or applying educational technology. The work is not written from the point of view that their embeddedness within educational technology has a utilitarian end in mind, but rather that their situatedness within educational technology (a practice in itself) leaves open possibilities for new ways of understanding democratic education. This book is organised into six interrelated themes that work towards the cultivation of educational technology as a human practice which guides pedagogic encounters on the basis of taking risks in relation to which the unexpected, unimaginable is always possible.