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CANCELLED: Digital wayfaring: post-human knowledge practices in higher education

10 June 2020, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

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Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this seminar has been cancelled.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Cost

Free

Organiser

Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

Location

Room 537
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
United Kingdom

In this seminar, Professor Lesley Gourlay will present a post-humanist reading of digital literacies which centres on embodiment, materiality, mobilities, and spatiality into our understanding of emergent digital knowledge practices. 

Mainstream education tends to portray digital technologies and devices either as inert tools at the fingertips of a neoliberal student or as a force to be feared and therefore harnessed. 

Professor Gourlay will argue that both of these views are problematic and inaccurate. Leading to a collapse into utopian/dystopian binaries and fantasies around digital magic and the disembodied user.

CHES seminar series

CHES seminars provide a forum for debate and analysis of issues affecting policy, practice and research in higher education, supporting the exchange of views and experiences across higher education.

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About the Speaker

Professor Lesley Gourlay

Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education

More about Professor Lesley Gourlay