This title offers an engaging look at the debates surrounding the benefits and dangers of the increasing use of technology in eduaction. "New Technology and Education" explores the benefits and dangers of the increasing use of technology in education, drawing on different cultural perspectives from across the globe to consider a variety of viewpoints. The reader is encouraged to engage with each facet of the debate considering the philosophical, psychological and sociological implications of the relationship between technology and education. Recent debates and developments are considered, including: What is the relationship between creativity, education and new technology? Are subject boundaries blurred by the use of new technologies? How do we plan for technologies becoming redundant? Reflective exercises, interviews, chapter summaries and useful websites encourage and support student learning and the application of new concepts. This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of core texts to introduce the contemporary issues that are covered in Education Studies, and related programmes. Each book develops a key theme in contemporary education, such as: Multiculturalism; The social construction of childhood; Urban education; eLearning and multimedia; and, Language and literacy. A key feature of this series is the critical exploration of education in times of rapid change, with links made between such developments in wider social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Further, contextualised extracts from important primary texts, such as Bourdieu, Piaget and Vygotsky, will ensure students' exposure to dominant contemporary theories in the field of education. Grounded in a strong conceptual, theoretical framework and presented in an accessible way with the use of features such as case studies, activities and visual devices to encourage and support student learning and the application of new concepts, this series will serve well as collection of core texts for the Education Studies student and lecturer.
'In a rapidly changing world, it is necessary to occasionally stop, reflect and consider where we might be going. Technology and education are so important and the pace of change in these areas is so rapid, that this a challenge. However, we must find time. This book, with its accessible but informed style will get you thinking and spark debate. Anyone with an interest in education or technology should read it.' Andrew Connell, Senior Lecturer and Director of PGCE, Keele University, UK
Series: Contemporary Issues in Education Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 19th January 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.5 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.502