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Learning Matter: The Force of Educational Technologies in Cultural Ecologies

  • Cathrine HasseEmail author
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Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 18)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the concept of “cultural ecologies” as specific places where humans and nonhumans react to vibrant and frictioned materials like, for instance, educational technologies in schools. Educational technologies influence not just formal education. They form new subjectivities and also influence learning theories in subtle ways. This chapter draws on a research project, Technucation, which between 2011 and 2015 followed a massive influx of new technologies like tablets and interactive whiteboards in a number of Danish primary schools. Not only did tablets and interactive whiteboards replace books and blackboards, they also posed new challenges to understandings of what education is and should be.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Education/Institut for Uddannelse og Pædagogik (DPU)University of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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