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Title The nature of technology : implications for learning and teaching / edited by Michael P. Clough, Joanne K. Olson, Dale S. Niederhauser
Published Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 449 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Michael P. Clough, Joanne K. Olson, Dale S. Niederhauser -- Philosophical & historical issues in the nature of technology -- Informing ourselves to death / Neil Postman -- Know thy cyborg-self / Gordon Hull -- The interpersonal divide / Michael Bugeja -- The nature of technoscience (NOTS) / Suvi Tala -- Computer savvy but technologically Illiterate / Teresa J. Shume -- Transforming learning with technology / David H. Jonassen -- Technology's faustian bargain for education -- Visually dominant, dynamic and yet deceptive / Jocelyn Wishart -- Social networking technology and societal expectations for teachers as role models / Joanne K. Olson, Michael P. Clough, Kimberly A. Penning -- And Now this ... Problem / Michael Todd Edwards, Suzanne R. Harper, Robert M. Klein -- A cautionary note / Joanne K. Olson, Michael P. Clough -- Smart boards, money and the pedagogy of watching / Amy Noelle Parks -- The purposes of schooling and the nature of technology / Joanne K. Olson -- Learning from technology or learning with technology / Dale S. Niederhauser -- The nature of social communication technologies and cyberbullying / Warren J. Blumenfeld -- Teacher education and the nature of Technology -- Convergence of Postman and Vygotsky Perspectives Regarding Contemporary Media's Impact on Learning and Teaching / Benjamin C. Herman -- Ideologies in the conceptualization and use of educational technology / Heather Tillberg-Webb, Johannes Strobel -- Implications of the nature of technology for teaching and teacher education / Jerrid W. Kruse -- Teaching the nature of technology -- Teaching about the nature of technology / Michael P. Clough -- Promoting middle school students' understanding of the nature of technology / Jerrid W. Kruse -- Confusion in the classroom about the natures of science and technology / James Jadrich, Crystal N. Bruxvoort -- Technology criticism in the classroom / John T. Spencer
Summary How does technology alter thinking and action without our awareness? How can instantaneous information access impede understanding and wisdom? How does technology alter conceptions of education, schooling, teaching and what learning entails? What are the implications of these and other technology issues for society? Meaningful technology education is far more than learning how to use technology. It entails an understanding of the nature of technology what technology is, how and why technology is developed, how individuals and society direct, react to, and are sometimes unwittingly changed by technology. This book places these and other issues regarding the nature of technology in the context of learning, teaching and schooling. The nature of technology and its impact on education must become a significant object of inquiry among educators. Students must come to understand the nature of technology so that they can make informed decisions regarding how technology may influence thinking, values and action, and when and how technology should be used in their personal lives and in society. Prudent choices regarding technology cannot be made without understanding the issues that this book raises. This book is intended to raise such issues and stimulate thinking and action among teachers, teacher educators, and education researchers. The contributions to this book raise historical and philosophical issues regarding the nature of technology and their implications for education; challenge teacher educators and teachers to promote understanding of the nature of technology; and provide practical considerations for teaching the nature of technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Educational technology.
Learning, Psychology of.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Clough, Michael P., editor
Olson, Joanne K., editor
Niederhauser, Dale S., editor
ISBN 9462092699 (electronic bk.)
9789462092693 (electronic bk.)