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L&C seminar: Social and technological determinism in school education

You are warmly invited to come along to the seminar 'Social and Technological Determinism in School Education' which will be delivered by Sandy Schuck, Matthew Kearney and Peter Aubusson.

The seminar is a response to the recent provocation paper by Neil Selwyn.


This paper begins by considering some of the weaknesses recurring throughout academic research in education and technology. It then suggests key areas for improvement in what is an increasingly important area of academic inquiry. In particular, an argument is made for a broadening of the ‘ed-tech imagination’ in terms of the topics that are addressed, the questions that are posed, and the use of methods and theory. Against this background it is suggested that a new tradition of research needs to be fostered that is more realistic, relational, pessimistic, critically-minded and public-facing in its approach. It is concluded that framing education and technology in these terms would support academics to construct accounts that are more relevant to the ‘messy’ realities of everyday practice and provision.

4 April 2012
Kuring-gai KG02 Room 320
All Welcome
This is a free event.
Sandris Zeivots

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