Education and Technology: Critical Perspectives, Possible Futures

Education and Technology: Critical Perspectives, Possible Futures

by David W. Kritt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739113720

ISBN-13: 9780739113721

Pub. Date: 02/03/2010

Publisher: Lexington Books

There are numerous publications about education and technology. What is missing is a balanced appraisal of the values and cognitive skills technology promotes and those it devalues. This is important for education because the way we teach influences how children think, and it is of more general importance for the evolution of society. If we wait until these issue

Overview

There are numerous publications about education and technology. What is missing is a balanced appraisal of the values and cognitive skills technology promotes and those it devalues. This is important for education because the way we teach influences how children think, and it is of more general importance for the evolution of society. If we wait until these issue are definitively resolved and have noticeable societal effects, it will inevitably be too late. Hence the need for informed debate now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739113721
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/03/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Stanley Aronowitz vii

Part I Defining the Problem

1 Technological Determinism and Human Agency David W. Kritt Lucien T. Winegar 3

2 Plus ca Change, Plus c'est la Meme Chose-Considering the Probable Futures of Education Technology Neil Selwyn 31

Part II Thinking and Learning

3 An Activity Theory Perspective on Educational Technology and Learning Igor M. Arievitch 49

4 Learning is Scaffolded Construction Mark H. Bickhard 73

5 Silent Creativity and Noncreative Talk Fascination with Technologies as a Metapresentational Error Jaan Valsiner 89

Part III Representing the World

6 The Educational Value of Explicit Noncoherence: Software for Helping Aboriginal Children Learn about Place Helen Verran 101

7 Pinboards and Books: Juxtaposing, Learning, and Materiality John Law 125

8 Approaches to Creative New Media Judy Malloy 151

Part IV Engagements-Virtual and Otherwise

9 A Tale of Two Settings: The Historical Arc of Two Computer-Based After-School Programs for Children Mary Gauvain Sharon Borthwick-Duffy 161

10 Making Learning Whole: How Technology Can Enable Holistic Learning Environments David Cavallo 185

11 Some Thoughts on the Economics of Education Delivery Phil Shapiro 207

12 Education that Transforms and Liberates: Media, Artistic Activity, and Pedagogy Kimberly M. Sanborn 221

Part V Reflections

13 Will IT Matter and How? Critical Observations on Strategic Locations for Information Technology in Higher Education Warren Funk 237

14 Critical Perspectives and Possible Futures Lucien T. Winegar David W. Kritt 257

Author Index 269

Subject Index 275

List of Contributors 279

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