Book Title: An Urgency of Teachers

Subtitle: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy

Authors: Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel

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Book Description: This collection of essays explores the authors’ work in, inquiry into, and critique of online learning, educational technology, and the trends, techniques, hopes, fears, and possibilities of digital pedagogy. For more information, visit urgencyofteachers.com.

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Too many approaches to teaching with technology are instrumental at best, devoid of heart and soul at worst. The role of the teacher is made impersonal and mechanistic by a desire for learning to be efficient and standardized. Solutionist approaches like the learning management system, the rubric, quality assurance, all but remove the will of the teacher to be compassionate, curious, and to be a learner alongside their students.

As the authors write in their introduction: “It is urgent that we have teachers. In a political climate increasingly defined by obstinacy, lack of criticality, and deflection of fact and care; in a society still divided across lines of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, income, ability, and privilege; in a digital culture shaped by algorithms that neither know nor accurately portray truth, teaching has an important (urgent) role to play.”

This collection of essays explores the authors’ work in, inquiry into, and critique of online learning, educational technology, and the trends, techniques, hopes, fears, and possibilities of digital pedagogy. The ideas of this volume span almost two decades of pedagogical thinking, practice, outreach, community development, and activism.

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Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel

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Education

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Title
An Urgency of Teachers
Authors
Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel
License

Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

An Urgency of Teachers by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Primary Subject
Education
Additional Subject(s)
Philosophy & theory of education, Moral & social purpose of education, Higher & further education, tertiary education, Open learning, distance education
Publisher
Hybrid Pedagogy Inc.
Publication Date
September 12, 2018
Print ISBN
978-0692152690
Hashtag
##digped