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Blame the technocentric artefact! What research tells us about problems inhibiting teacher use of IT [chapter]

Deryn M. Watson
1998 Capacity Building for IT in Education in Developing Countries  
There is an apparent resistance by teachers to the use of IT within the normal pedagogy of the classroom. The confusion of purpose about the role of IT in schools is part of the problem.  ...  But more significantly teachers' reluctance is fueled by a complex intertwining of the technocentric focus associated with IT, real barriers to change and professional unease.  ...  It is clear that the conception of technology as an artefact, a desirable innovation that 'ought to be used', is itself part of the problem.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35195-7_20 fatcat:vfabhyyczncadmcvbldgc2qd7u

2. Situating Media Literacy [chapter]

Richard S. Lewis
2021 Technology, Media Literacy, and the Human Subject  
This research was made possible thanks to the support of the Hauts-de-France Region, the Research Commission, and the ETHICS laboratory of the Catholic University of Lille.  ...  In order to understand how the technological relation discussed in chapter three constitutes us, it is helpful to understand what is this 'us' we are talking about.  ...  What is the nature of the information it gives? What are its spatial biases? Its temporal biases? What does a particular medium require us to do with our bodies and our senses?  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0253.02 fatcat:mkss52fp3fhdjgsjtriawe3ima

STEM 2021 Proceedings : 6th International STEM in Education Conference

D. Anderson, Marina Milner-Bolotin, Rodrigo Santos, Stephen Petrina
To this end, we have designed six low-cost activities that allow children to learn about computational thinking concepts through the use of arts and craft materials (although some activities involve the  ...  Recent research has emphasized the need to foster computational thinking skills at a young age. Many approaches make use of software tools (e.g., Scratch) to encourage coding for older children.  ...  Sengupta et al. (2018) warn about the fallacy of technocentrism, i.e., questions about technology which reference the technology itself, leaving aside the individuals who interact with it.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0402129 fatcat:6c2vxqry4rbg3mckwlcedxmnae

Selection and use of instructional videos by secondary teachers: knowledge and context

It focuses specifically on the role of teacher knowledge and the influence of contextual factors in this process.  ...  Using a multiple case study method this thesis reports on the selection and use of instructional videos by nine Victorian secondary teachers.  ...  Prior to showing the video about the Arab-Israeli war (V19), Dennis informed students what they were to look for, telling them "I'll try to pause it whenever the map comes up, and watch out for bias" (  ... 
doi:10.26180/13697608.v1 fatcat:fp4dvoawnffclcgwhkmfrz6fom

Comparing the worldviews of marketing and sustainability [article]

Joya A. Kemper, University Of Canterbury
Study One, through eighteen qualitative semi-structured interviews with marketing academics interested in sustainability research and education, sought to gain an in-depth understanding of what it means  ...  The findings of Study One found that participants sincerely cared about sustainability and sustainable education, which demonstrates that Education for Sustainability (EfS), as well as sustainability research  ...  Consequently, the value of the academic was seen as both teacher and researcher.  ... 
doi:10.26021/5511 fatcat:46ru43dnvzcl7iemfgfv2puvbq

ICT for Women's Empowerment in Rural Bangladesh

It is assumed that widespread access to and use of ICTs has the ability to overcome existing digital divides and empower marginalised people including rural women in developing countries but my research  ...  In this regard, my research emphasises the need to understand, address and communicate context-specific needs, priorities and challenges for better design and implementation of ICTs and ICT-based women's  ...  This provides a major incentive to select Oxfam's working areas as research sites. However, my research was independent of the specifics of the PROTIC project.  ... 
doi:10.26180/14538588.v1 fatcat:k4akfwnjkjhqtg2tw2lqzutmdi

Sustainability and the ecological footprint : comparing human demand with nature's supply

J R Barrett
There is a growing concern that current levels of economic activity have outgrown the physical limits of the planet.  ...  The UN World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) introduced the idea of sustainable development in 1987, with the release of Our Common Future.  ...  Alternatively, methodological pluralism can be based on the notion of acquiring different kinds of complimentary data about a research problem using various techniques in the same study.  ... 
doi:10.24377/ljmu.t.00005529 fatcat:edbrr7cwhzfcbnruj777ch27iy