“It should be necessary to start”: critical digital pedagogy for troubled political times - an American perspective
Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Middlebury College, Vermont
Monday 27th February 2017
Location: Boardroom, 4th floor Evolution House, Edinburgh College of Art, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE
Sign up here: all welcome (please bring your lunch)
Description: Digital learning is not a neutral force in education and in today's troubled sociopolitical waters, critical digital pedagogues are asking how digital learning can provide a space of resistance and criticism. Drawing from Paulo Freire and Myles Horton's We Make the Road by Walking, Dr. Amy Collier, associate provost for digital learning at Middlebury College, Vermont, will discuss the work of critical digital pedagogues in the United States and Canada. If neutrality is "an immoral act" in education, how can we begin to move our digital learning organizations and programs toward a social change agenda?
About the Speaker: As Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Amy Collier leads Middlebury College’s explorations of digital learning and oversees a team of instructional designers who work with faculty to experiment with and ask critical questions about digital spaces and tools. Her research interests include learners’ narratives, emergence in education, and leadership strategies for digital learning.