• Cultivating Communities of Learning with Digital Media

    Author(s):
    Christopher Long (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    Digital Humanists, Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Pedagogy, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Ancient Philosophy, digital pedagogy, teaching
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60G7M
    Abstract:
    Digital media technology, when deployed in ways that cultivate shared learning communities in which students and teachers are empowered to participate as partners in conjoint educational practices, can transform the way we teach and learn philosophy. This essay offers a model for how to put blogging and podcasting in the service of a cooperative approach to education that empowers students to take ownership of their education and enables teachers to cultivate in themselves and their students the excellences of dialogue. The essay is organized around a compelling story of how the students in an Ancient Greek Philosophy course responded to an anonymous, belligerent commenter on the blog from outside of the class. The incident brings the pedagogy of cooperative education into sharp relief.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.5840/teachphil201033442
    Publisher:
    Philosophy Documentation Center
    Journal:
    Teaching Philosophy
    Volume:
    33
    Issue:
    4
    Start Page:
    347
    End Page:
    361
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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