• Title: Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age: A Critical Analysis
  • Author: Neil Selwyn
  • ISBN: 9780415589307
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age A Critical Analysis This book presents a wide ranging and critical exploration of a topic that lies at the heart of contemporary education The use of digital technology is now a key feature of schools and schooling aroun
    This book presents a wide ranging and critical exploration of a topic that lies at the heart of contemporary education The use of digital technology is now a key feature of schools and schooling around the world Yet despite its prominence, technology use continues to be an area of education that rarely receives sustained critical attention and thought, especially from thThis book presents a wide ranging and critical exploration of a topic that lies at the heart of contemporary education The use of digital technology is now a key feature of schools and schooling around the world Yet despite its prominence, technology use continues to be an area of education that rarely receives sustained critical attention and thought, especially from those people who are most involved and affected by it Technology tends to be something that many teachers, learners, parents, policy makers and even academics approach as a routine rather than reflective matter.Tackling the wider picture, addressing the social, cultural, economic, political and commercial aspects of schools and schooling in the digital age, this book offers to make sense of what happens, and what does not happen, when the digital and the educational come together in the guise of schools technology.In particular, the book examines contemporary schooling in terms of social justice, equality and participatory democracy Seeking to re politicise an increasingly depoliticised area of educational debate and analysis, setting out to challenge the many contradictions that characterise the field of education technology today, the author concludes by suggesting what forms schools and schooling in the digital age could, and should, take.This is the perfect volume for anyone interested in the application and use of technology in education, as well as the education policy and politics that surround it many will also find its innovative proposals for technology use an inspiration for their own teaching and learning.

    One Reply to “Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age: A Critical Analysis”

    1. I was very excited to see this book, as it asks a lot of very important questions, looking at the implementation of technology in schools through concepts of power, politics, equality, social justice, etc. Selwyn challenges the tacit view that somehow digital technology lies in some rarified space outside of society, culture and politics and, with this neutrality, can be transformative of education. This is an important challenge, as digital technology is a cultural artefact, designed, developed [...]

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