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Educational Studies SPECIAL ISSUE ON Constructing and Reconstructing a Critical Discourse and Pedagogy of Techno-knowledge


Call for Papers

Educational Studies (Journal of the American Educational Studies Association)

Special Issue: Constructing and Reconstructing a Critical Discourse and Pedagogy of Techno-knowledge

Editor: Sandra B. Schneider, Assistant Professor, Educational Research and Educational Foundations, Radford University, Radford, VA

Email: sschneider@radford.edu

Editor: Dianne Smith, Professor, School of Education, University of Missouri-Kansas, Kansas City, MO

Email: smithdia@umkc.edu

This proposal for a special issue of Educational Studies is a continuation of our recent dialogue and critical work regarding Social Foundations perspectives on the use and impact of electronic and mobile technologies in Education. Increasingly, Social Foundations educators are teaching online offerings of traditional face-to-face courses or serving as instructors in fully-online programs. Online has become a catch-all phrase in the rapidly changing context of web-based education. By online we mean all types of courses that are based in computing and/or the Internet as a location of network contact among students and instructors. This includes but is not limit to: Information Communication Technology (ICT), Computer-Mediated Instruction (CMI), hybrid and blended courses, and synchronous and asynchronous courses.

Much of our centralized technology discourse in education, which dominates teacher/administrator preparation trajectories, is implicitly predicated on notions of technological neutrality, field-independent instructional models, and formalization of instruction. Richard Kahn and Douglas Kellner (2007) remind us that our disciplinary legacy, by way of Paulo Freire, Ivan Illich, and John Dewey, can help us construct and reconstruct a "critical pedagogy of technology" (p. 431) to respond to our current needs and concerns regarding electronic and mobile technologies. It is our desire to sharpen and expand the focus, scope, and critique of the use, potential, and impact of technology in Social Foundations.

In this special issue we seek manuscripts that explore the use of technology in teaching and providing access to Social Foundations courses, remediation of critical pedagogy in online environments, and the changing landscape of Social Foundations in the overall push for online learning.

To submit manuscripts please use our online submission and review system at Manuscript Central: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/heds. Be sure to include a note that your submission is for the Special Issue on Constructing and Reconstructing a Critical Discourse and Pedagogy of Techno-knowledge.

Kahn, R., & Kellner, D. (2007). Paulo Freire and Ivan Illich: Technology, politics and the reconstruction of education. Policy Futures in Education, 5(4), 431-447.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: August 1, 2013




Dates: 6/26/2013 - 8/1/2013

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