CANCELLED: Digital wayfaring: post-human knowledge practices in higher education
10 June 2020, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this seminar has been cancelled.
This event is free.
Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)
Room 537UCL Institute of Education (IOE)20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0ALUnited 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.
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About the Speaker
Professor Lesley Gourlay
Professor of Education at UCL Institute of EducationMore about Professor Lesley Gourlay