Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation

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| Editors: Michael A. Peters, Richard Heraud

Digital Technology and Inclusive Learning

  • Hayley SparksEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_136-1

Critically reflecting on the role of digital technologies to overcome barriers and respond to diverse learning needs has been the focus of considerable research and practice inquiry. Over time, technologies have developed, and the potential for technologies to promote and facilitate inclusive learning and educational equality has been realized and debated. Broadly speaking, introducing technologies is an opportunity to rethink teaching and learning practices. It is argued that digital technologies, if utilized appropriately, can constitute a new context for learning and teaching. However, there are risks associated with conceptualizing technology as a panacea for the realization of inclusive classrooms and educational equality. With these tensions in mind, this entry critically examines the underlying practices of inclusive learning, traces the trajectory and scope of digital technologies used to promote inclusive education in the classroom, and highlights some of the potential risks...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Mind LabAucklandNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • David Parsons
    • 1
  1. 1.The Mind LabAucklandNew Zealand