Teacher agency and the digital: empowerment or control?
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
To illustrate the argument, the essay draws on observations from the author’s fieldwork at Chinese schools. Particular focus is put on the use of digital technologies, or information and communication technologies, for educational purposes (ICT4E). ICT4E have been associated with a range of benefits, among them their conduciveness for more diversified teaching and more interactive, student-centered learning, as well as for more student participation and strengthened teacher agency. The essay first presents what has been discussed to be the virtues of ICT4E. It moves on to question the naturalized relationship between teacher agency and student empowerment, to then scrutinize how ICT4E, teacher agency, and student empowerment play out in specific contexts. The essay concludes by arguing that we need not lose sight of our normative and political assumptions when discussing teacher agency.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||on_education. Journal for Research and Debate|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
Barbara Schulte & Wei Wang
2016/08/15 → 2019/03/31
2012/04/01 → 2015/12/31
Project: Research › Individual research project, Interdisciplinary research