Category: Article

Human-Focused Turing Tests

Four central themes of the broader project of which this article is a part are: – when does technology (automated systems) replace or diminish our humanity?– can we…

Passivity

This disregard for ‘passivity’ is, in my view, a philosophical deficiency. In Gerd Biesta’s work, for instance, we find a recent emphasis on passivity. Biesta writes that learning…

Logic of Digital Utopianism

Utopias consider a given situation in the light of possible alternatives; as a result, observed reality first is subjected to an explicit or implicit critique and secondly depicted…

The Four-C model

Kaufman, J. C., Beghetto, R. A., Baer, J., & Ivcevic, Z. (2010). Creativity polymathy: What Benjamin Franklin can teach your kindergartener. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(4), 380–387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2009.10.001

Innovation studies

…this paper seeks to identify the core contributions to the literature on innovation, as well as the users of this literature (as reflected in citations in scholarly journals),…

That’s interesting!

QUESTION: How do theories which are generally considered interesting differ from theories which are generally considered non-interesting? ANSWER: Interesting theories are those which deny certain assumptions of their…

Three potentialities

In a range of texts—popular, scientific, anthropological—potentiality is used to denote very different things but tends to be employed with such straightforwardness that one hardly notices slippages in…

Institutional isomorphism

We ask, instead, why there is such startling homogeneity of organizational forms and practices; and we seek to explain homogeneity, not variation. In the initial stages of their…

Double bind

The necessary ingredients for a double bind situation, as we see it, are: 1. Two or more persons. Of these, we designate one, for purposes of our definition,…

Blindness in seeing

Should one have the ambition of scanning learning processes in situ and in actu in a school class for just one hour, it would not be enough to…

Criticality

Over time, the selfsame ideologies become “hegemonic,” not because they change, but because circumstances change while the ideology becomes more and more concerned with its own preservation. What…