Learning and the Politics of Digitalization: Rethinking the Practices of Knowing in Times of Crisis

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Abstract

The crises we are confronted with in our world today require an epistemic shift from knowing more and more about less and less towards an inquiry and understanding of the phenomena in their worldly connections and what they mean for life on planet earth. This involves a fundamental shift in our understanding of learning toward a problem-oriented, situated and participatory conception of learning as a worlding practice. Digital technologies give new possibilities to expand the practices of learning. However, they are inherently political and transform our practices of learning in contradictory ways. Learning as a worlding practice with digital technologies requires therefore also digital confinement. It requires to expand our imagination and to take the learning content and the preconditions of learning as a worlding practice as the central principles for arranging, shaping and organizing our practices of learning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life - The American University of Paris - Virtual Conference, Paris, France
Duration: 20 May 202030 May 2020
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ConferenceThe Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life
LocationThe American University of Paris - Virtual Conference
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period20/05/202030/05/2020
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Schraube, E. (2020). Learning and the Politics of Digitalization: Rethinking the Practices of Knowing in Times of Crisis. Paper presented at The Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life, Paris, France. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrHrIBsThiU