Critical Theory and Education: Addressing the Educational Process in the Era of New Technology

By Charalampos Kokkinos.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Modern science and technology (as crucial outcomes of Modernity) continuously supply everyday life with even more sophisticated practical applications, while at the same time degrading its theoretical compound on all the levels of social becoming. The thinkers of the Frankfurt School criticize Modernity by emphasizing the twofold scheme that lies at its core: technology – civilization/culture, i.e. the relation which essentially affects the development of modern societies. In the educational sphere, which is intertwined with social changes, we are living in a period of severe questioning regarding the introduction of new technologies to the teaching / learning process. It is claimed here that the critical pedagogic approach is an important weapon for the essential understanding of the new facts of social reality and can be a decisive factor for the healthy transition to an integrated student-oriented educational practice.

Keywords: Critical Theory, Technology, Education

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.79-82. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 475.320KB).

Dr. Charalampos Kokkinos

Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Hellenic Open University, Athens, Greece

Dr. Charalampos Kokkinos was awarded his BSc and MSc degree in Chemical Engineering and his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology from the National Technical University of Athens. His publications and research interests include the history and theory of civilization and philosophy of technology. He is also interested in the preconditions for a more essential understanding among the researchers of the applied and the theoretical fields. He teaches at the Department of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University.

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