The Politics of Education and Technology

Author: N. Selwyn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137031980
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This book examines the struggles over technology's use in education, digging into what the purpose of education is, how we should achieve it, who the stakeholders are, and whose voices win out. Drawing on theoretical and empirical work, it lays bare the messy realities of technology use in education and their implications for contemporary society.

Technology and the Politics of University Reform

Author: E. Hamilton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137503513
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Do new technologies mean the end of the university as we know it? Or can they be shaped in a way that balances innovation and tradition? This volume explores these questions through a critical history of online education.

Digital Expectations and Experiences in Education

Author: Eyvind Elstad
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463006486
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduction; Part I. Educational Technology Beyond Learning; Educational Technology – Expectations and Experiences: An Introductory Overview; ICT and Education Beyond Learning: A Framework for Analysis, Development and Critique; Part II. Educational Technology in Schools; Educational Technology in Schools: Policymaking and Policy Enactment; What Explains Pupils’ Perceived Motivational Conflict between Academic Work and Off-Task Behaviour in Technology-Rich Classrooms?; Why Is There a Wedge between the Promise of Educational Technology and the Experiences in a Technology-Rich Pioneer School?; On the Life of ICT and School Leadership in a Large-Scale Reform Movement: A Case Study; A Small Step Strategy to Boost Integration of Digital Technology in Learning and Teaching at an Upper-Secondary School; Part III. Social Networking Sites, Social Media, and Internet: Challenging Issues for Schools; Social Networking Sites, Social Media, and Internet: Challenging Issues for Schools; The Social Media Natives: The Relationship between Young Peoples’ Media User Type and Their Media Use at School; Cyber Harassment and Quality of Life; The Impact of Cyberbullying and Cyber Harassment on Academic Achievement; Ninth Graders’ Use of and Trust in Wikipedia, Textbooks, and Digital Resources from Textbook Publishers; Examining Gender Differences in ICT Literacy, Interest, and Use: Norwegian Results from the ICILS 2013; Part IV. Coda; Backwards and Forwards: Reflections on Teaching in a Digital Age.

Research Boundaries and Policy in Networked Learning

Author: Thomas Ryberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319311301
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This book presents cutting-edge, peer reviewed research on networked learning organized by three themes: policy in networked learning, researching networked learning, and boundaries in networked learning. The "policy in networked learning" section explores networked learning in relation to policy networks, spaces of algorithmic governance and more. The "boundaries in networked learning" section investigates frameworks of students' digital literacy practices, among other important frameworks in digital learning. Lastly, the "research in networked learning" section delves into new research methods in the field.

Controversies in Science Technology

Author: Daniel Lee Kleinman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780913113424
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Written for general readers, teachers, journalists, and policymakers, this volume explores four controversial topics in science and technology, with commentaries from experts in such fields as sociology, religion, law, ethics, and politics: * Antibiotics and Resistance: the science, the policy debates, and perspectives from a microbiologist, a veterinarian, and an M.D. * Genetically Modified Maize and Gene Flow: the science of genetic modification, protecting genetic diversity, agricultural biotech vesus the environment, corporate patents versus farmers' rights * Hormone Replacement Theory and Menopause: overview of the Women's Health Initiative, history of hormone replacement therapy, the medicalization of menopause, hormone replacement therapy and clinical trials * Smallpox: historical and medical overview of smallpox, government policies for public health, the Emergency Health Powers Act, public resistance vs. cooperation.

Controversy in the Classroom

Author: Diana E. Hess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135897344
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In a conservative educational climate that is dominated by policies like No Child Left Behind, one of the most serious effects has been for educators to worry about the politics of what they are teaching and how they are teaching it. As a result, many dedicated teachers choose to avoid controversial issues altogether in preference for "safe" knowledge and "safe" teaching practices. Diana Hess interrupts this dangerous trend by providing readers a spirited and detailed argument for why curricula and teaching based on controversial issues are truly crucial at this time. Through rich empirical research from real classrooms throughout the nation, she demonstrates why schools have the potential to be particularly powerful sites for democratic education and why this form of education must include sustained attention to authentic and controversial political issues that animate political communities. The purposeful inclusion of controversial issues in the school curriculum, when done wisely and well, can communicate by example the essence of what makes communities democratic while simultaneously building the skills and dispositions that young people will need to live in and improve such communities.

How Students Learn

Author: Committee on How People Learn: A Targeted Report for Teachers
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309089506
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How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in science at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. This book discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities.

The Political Classroom

Author: Diana E. Hess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317575024
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Helping students develop their ability to deliberate political questions is an essential component of democratic education, but introducing political issues into the classroom is pedagogically challenging and raises ethical dilemmas for teachers. Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy argue that teachers will make better professional judgments about these issues if they aim toward creating "political classrooms," which engage students in deliberations about questions that ask, "How should we live together?" Based on the findings from a large, mixed-method study about discussions of political issues within high school classrooms, The Political Classroom presents in-depth and engaging cases of teacher practice. Paying particular attention to how political polarization and social inequality affect classroom dynamics, Hess and McAvoy promote a coherent plan for providing students with a nonpartisan political education and for improving the quality of classroom deliberations.