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ERIC Number: EJ812771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
"Ed Tech in Reverse": Information Technologies and the Cognitive Revolution
Friesen, Norm; Feenberg, Andrew
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v39 n7 p720-736 Dec 2007
As we rapidly approach the 50th year of the much-celebrated "cognitive revolution", it is worth reflecting on its widespread impact on individual disciplines and areas of multidisciplinary endeavour. Of specific concern in this paper is the example of the influence of cognitivism's equation of mind and computer in education. Within education, this paper focuses on a particular area of concern to which both mind and computer are simultaneously central: educational technology. It examines the profound and lasting effect of cognitive science on our understandings of the educational potential of information and communication technologies, and further argues that recent and multiple "signs of discontent", "crises" and even "failures" in cognitive science and psychology should result in changes in these understandings. It concludes by suggesting new directions that educational technology research might take in the light of this crisis of cognitivism.
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Language: English
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