Giving Compass’ Take:
• A growing movement in higher education seeks to bring “critical digital pedagogy” to college classrooms. EdSurge talks with two proponents of the approach to explain what it is and how to put it into practice.
• How has edtech changed the way educators approach teaching? How has it helped colleges and universities operate more efficiently?
The goal of critical pedagogy is to encourage students to think about the way they are being taught and how they, as students, fit into broader social and cultural context. Or, as one of our guests put it: “in some ways it’s about showing [students] the Matrix code behind education, letting them see how education works.”
The conversation took place last week on the latest session of our monthly online town hall about the future of education, called EdSurge Live. More than 80 people tuned in and had a chance to bring their questions and perspectives.
“In some ways it’s about showing them the Matrix code behind education, letting [students] see how education works.”
Our guests were Jesse Stommel, director of teaching and learning technologies at the University of Mary Washington, and Martha Burtis, director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the University of Mary Washington.
Read the full article about critical digital pedagogy by Jeffrey R. Young at EdSurge.
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