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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Education as loosely coupled system of technology and pedagogy
Authors: Mahlow, Cerstin
Hediger, Andreas
et. al: No
DOI: 10.17899/on_ed.2021.12.7
Published in: On Education
Volume(Issue): 4
Issue: 12
Issue Date: 12-Dec-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: On Education
Language: English
Subjects: Contextualization; Loosely coupled system; Pedagogy; Technology
Subject (DDC): 370: Education
Abstract: The recent development of education seems to be driven mainly by technology; assigning version numbers is an attempt to tame this development. But education is more complex than buzzwords like “Learning 4.0” may suggest. In this article, we argue for viewing education as a loosely coupled system of two interacting layers, technology and pedagogy: closely connected, but not glued together. Using several examples, we show that sometimes technological innovations trigger pedagogical innovations and sometimes pedagogical needs initiate the development of technological solutions. We intend the model of loosely coupled layers of technology and pedagogy as a starting point for opening an overdue discussion on how to make the best use of technology for teaching and learning. We argue that complementing technology with established and proven principles of situated contextualized pedagogy is a key element for the future development of education.
Further description: Essay invited by the editors.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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