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Foreword: Rethinking Educational Technologies as Architecture and Aesthetics

Technology and Education: Issues in Administration, Policy, and Applications in K12 Schools

ISBN: 978-0-76231-280-1, eISBN: 978-1-84950-393-8

ISSN: 1479-3660

Publication date: 27 March 2006

Abstract

That teaching and learning with technology has no meaning apart from teachers and learners is the important message of this fine collection of essays. The editors, Sharon Tettegah and Richard Hunter, are to be commended for their timely volume entitled, Technology and Education: Issues in Administration, Policy, and Applications in K-12 Schools. While the message that machines are meaningless without human minds seems self-evident, there is something about computerized technologies – in schools especially – that undermines and over-rides this important insight. At a time when the wonders of “wireless” and “wiki” distract more than ever from the main educational game, this wide-ranging anthology presents a persuasive and powerful testimony reaffirming the fundamental principle that educational technologies are only as effective as the curriculums, the pedagogies, and the assessment practices that frame their usage.

Citation

Kapitzke, C. (2006), "Foreword: Rethinking Educational Technologies as Architecture and Aesthetics", Tettegah, S.Y. and Hunter, R.C. (Ed.) Technology and Education: Issues in Administration, Policy, and Applications in K12 Schools (Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. ix-xii. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-3660(05)08022-4

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