This essay explores the historical development of the philosophical relationship between humanity and tool making as they relate to contemporary mediated pedagogies and technically-driven curriculum delivery systems.
|Keywords:||Technology, Technique, Ontology, Epistemology, Philosophy, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Media, Mediation, Communication|
Edward E. Tywoniak is Associate Professor in the School of Liberal Arts and Chair of the Department of Communication at Saint Mary's College of California, where he has served on the faculty for over 25 years. Dr Tywoniak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Saint Mary's College of California, a Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Music Composition from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, and a Doctorate in Education from the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco where his dissertation work was on the philosophical nature of technology within pedagogical systems. Professor Tywoniak has written extensively on a variety of topics including mediated popular culture, media production technology and the ontological nature of technical systems. Dr Tywoniak has also composed music for and performed in over 75 media and theatrical productions, has consulted in the radio and television industries, and served as technical editor for BAM magazine for ten years.
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