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ERIC Number: EJ1037697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Education, Social Interaction, and Material Co-Presence: Against Virtual Pedagogical Reality
Noonan, Jeff; Coral, Mireille
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v44 n1-2 p31-43 Dec 2013
A crucial role of the educator, we contend, is to motivate students to want to feel the pain that all cognitive growth requires. This challenge, we will suggest, makes a certain form of conflict essential to the pedagogical relationship, a conflict which requires copresence in shared physical space. If we are correct, then on-line contexts are not conducive to education. Virtual environments permit the exchange of useful (and useless) information, but the absence of genuine, felt human contact limits their educational value, even when they provide highly mediated social interactions.
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Language: English
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