Category Archives: Technology in education

Deschooling society? Revisiting Ivan Illich after lockdown

All over the world, the school has an anti-educational effect on society.’ Fifty years ago, Ivan Illich’s book Deschooling Society offered a radical challenge to the very institution of the school. How far might it be relevant to the world after lockdown?

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‘Powerful knowledge’, Media Studies and technology

What are the problems with theories of ‘powerful knowledge’, and how might they apply to teaching about (and with) media and technology?

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Teaching social media 1: production

 

A critical media education approach: using the concept of production (a.k.a. institutions or industry) to teach about social media.

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Teaching social media: a critical media education approach

Rubki cube

How should educators respond to the opportunities and challenges posed by social media? Why we need to look beyond educational technology, and develop a critical media education approach.

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Digital distractions: What’s wrong with the debate about technology in education

The debate about mobile technology in education is strangely polarised. While some claim that digital devices will magically liberate learners, others assert that they should be banned from classrooms outright. It’s time for a more constructive discussion.

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