TECHNOLOGY and DEHUMANIZATION Prepared by FOR-IAN V. SANDOVAL
Can technology dehumanized society, including our homes and schools? Individualized regard for others can be humanizing. On the other hand, mass media technology can lead to dangers of dehumanization. It is possible for communicators, namely writers, teachers, advertisers treating public, their students and the consumers as machines . They may fail to perceive the receiver of their messages as humans with right privileges, and motivations of their own. Technology and Dehumanization
Human mechanization is described by some as the process by which people are treated mechanically, that is without giving thought to what is going on inside them. Technology and Dehumanization
<ul><li>We turn them on and off whenever it suits our fancy </li></ul><ul><li>No explanation is offered on why and what they do </li></ul><ul><li>Their plans and future are unheard </li></ul><ul><li>All work and no play </li></ul><ul><li>Their human worth is judged only by the quality of their products </li></ul><ul><li>Human empathy is absent (There is no feeling sorry for failures and limitations) </li></ul>Six Ways Student-Learners are Treated Mechanically
<ul><li>Interaction between communicators/ teacher and listener / student. </li></ul><ul><li>Self evaluation or reflection by listener/ student. </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue or interchange between communicator and listener. (In classroom situation, active participation by students is part of humane teaching; in journalistic work, feedback through letters to the editor is humane interaction). </li></ul><ul><li>Regular meeting and consultations. </li></ul>Ways Teacher-Communicator Can Introduce Humanism
<ul><li>Instructions: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Presentation Clippings that hide vested interest and serve to undermine public opinion or consumption of commercial goods (e.g. misleading advertisement, sensationalized news, government propaganda) </li></ul><ul><li>Upload the Presentation file in www.geocities.com and www.slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail the URL Address to your Educational Technologist Instructor. </li></ul>Enrichment Activities 5
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