Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Good reading for today: Teacher or technology?

"Geoff Shullenberger, writing in Dissent magazine, suggests that in promoting Massive Open Online Courses, "We are remaking education around information technology, rather than using information technology as a pedagogical tool. This is a 21st Century version of what Paulo Freire called the 'banking method of education,' a model that Deweyan humanists and practitioners of critical pedagogy have long repudiated as reactionary and disempowering."
"Now in my 56th year of teaching university students, I have seen new technologies come and go, all of them hoping to "radicalize" my classroom, promising more efficient paths to greater academic achievement."
Read the rest of university professor Don Morgenson's column here.

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