My Scholarly Reflections

This is where I tell what I think, so that I see what I say

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The re-blogged blog says: “My point is that people are emotional learners and technology easily de-humanises and/or demonises.” mmmmm. . . makes me wonder…

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The research literature offers little support for the popular (though perhaps unrealistic) rhetoric about technology revolutionising teaching and learning or teachers fundamentally re-working their lesson plans and pedagogy.

Imposed policy decisions and mechanical change models often appear unresponsive to teachers’ perspectives and their workplace constraints. A very small percentage of teachers are using social media to improve their personal practice (and in turn their classroom) and those who are often present a highly determanistic approach to technology-use. In their minds, technology creates a demand to define ‘information literacy’ to the point no everyone has a clear view as the debate is situated within a social and cultural system that cannot separate ‘technology’ from learning.

Students’ access to technology at school and at home has increased astronomically over the last few years. This access is not equitably distributed however, which creates social-inclusion and equity issues that are often secondary to the…

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Written by Amer Khan

July 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. The gazzilion dollar question asked by the reblogged blog: ” “What makes a strong learner?”

    amerkhan

    July 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  2. one who know a teacher is at best DPS, but sure aint a TANK.

    dskmag

    July 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    • What is DPS and TANK?!

      amerkhan

      July 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm


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