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date: 28 November 2022

Moral Education and Technologylocked

Moral Education and Technologylocked

  • Paul FarberPaul FarberWestern Michigan University
  •  and Dini Metro-RolandDini Metro-RolandWestern Michigan University

Summary

Moral education and technology seem to represent two fundamentally different kinds of concern and domains of inquiry. But these domains are fused in educational practice. Teaching as a fundamental human endeavor and form of activity has been a central component of human cultural evolution and regeneration from the earliest human social groupings. As a distinctive form of activity, teaching braids together ethical and instrumental norms and values. The modern, global institution of schooling has added layers of institutional support, constraint, and governance on the teaching it structures as well as increased scrutiny of the ethical and instrumental values in play; schooling is in effect a kind of moral technology for advancing certain norms and values in an efficient way. At present, technological developments with modern society make possible new forms of teaching and learning that likewise warrant scrutiny as they impact the ethical and instrumental ends of teaching and instructional practices today.

Subjects

  • Education, Change, and Development
  • Educational Purposes and Ideals
  • Educational Theories and Philosophies
  • Education and Society
  • Technology and Education

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