- Mar 2016
Institutions can approach educational technology in two very different ways.
Here I worry that the conversation comes back to that old argument about Techne vs Episteme. In education it seems to me that a focus on either of these is problematic and I have been considering if a focus on Phronesis could be the answer.
It's about what you do and why you do it, not about who you are as a person.
It allows for the possibility of growth, change, and even failure. Opposed to - you were born this way and that is just the way it is.
This is a great reason for doing this kind of workshop but it also seems to me that there is merit in doing something like for the simple point of self-reflection.
Because it is never a good idea to limit (or celebrate) someone based on who, where, or when they were born but rather to judge them based on their character.
It's a ridiculous metaphor.
Let's call it what it is - It's an ageist metaphor.