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Technology and Education: Theoretical Reflections Exemplified in Religious Education

Reader, John and Freathy, R. (2016) Technology and Education: Theoretical Reflections Exemplified in Religious Education. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 37 (3). pp. 320-333. ISSN 1361-7672

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How do recent technological advances impact upon the field of education? This article examines the work of the philosopher of technology Bernard Stiegler and his interpretation of technology as pharmakon (both remedy and poison). This is linked to threshold concept theory which advocates more creative ways of learning, and illustrated through a practical example from a new approach to Religious Education (RE). It will be argued that it is possible to construct educational assemblages more conducive to personal and spiritual development.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: technology, education, pharmakon, Stiegler, Derrida, Religious Education (RE), threshold concept theory, liminal spaces, chora
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 10:21
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:32

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