Cultural ecology for framing digital education in our disparate culture and its disruptions
19 March 2020, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
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Large Seminar RoomUCL Knowledge Lab23-29 Emerald WayLondonWC1N 3QS
In this seminar, Dr Ben Bachmair will discuss cultural ecology and its integrative approach to the running cultural development with disparate educational options and tasks.
The term 'digital education' is helpful when identifying semiosis with digital representations in the new individualised, mobile and internet-based communication.
It also avoids the familiar terms of ‘media’ and ‘media education’ that belong to the former linear style of communication.
Taking an online video as an example, Dr Bachmair demonstrates how it can be framed by discussing cultural disruptions within a disparate culture in an educational sense. These cultural disruptions include not the least the transformation of space to context. Further, individualisation changes social reality into egocentric worlds of personal experiences.
He explores the intention to look for cultural sustainability in the processes of cultural disruptions, by interpreting sustainability educationally in the tradition of the European Enlightenment. Among others, Rousseau is also on the agenda of cultural ecology.
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About the Speaker
Dr Ben Bachmair
Honorary Professor at UCL Institute of Education
Dr Ben Bachmair was Professor of Pedagogy, Media Education and Media Enhanced Learning at the University of Kassel in Germany.
Dr Bachmir has taught Digital Education as Senior Professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, since 2019.
His specialisms include: mass communication, education, digital education, TV reception, cultural transformation of mass communication and media, further media and multimodal representation for learning, mobile learning, socialisation within different forms of mass communication, global learning and migration with the focus on a second language, cultural transformation of education and cultural ecology.