The Existential Transition, Learning and Life on the Net

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Thomas Fritz: Presentation in Härnösand, Nov. 2007. on the changing environment on the internet and its implications for learning and teaching

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The Existential Transition, Learning and Life on the Net

  1. 1. The Existential Transition, Learning and Life on the Net Thomas Fritz, educational consultant University of Umeå, Sweden
  2. 2. That´s the Stupid TV! phone, you know? Summary
  3. 3. The future?
  4. 4. The future?
  5. 5. New pats of learning Existential transition Do IT yourself Framtidens läromedel
  6. 6. The existential transition.
  7. 7. 4 modern things. Which doesn't fit in?
  8. 8. 4 modern things. Which doesn't fit in? This is… Me!
  9. 9. Some perspectives…
  10. 10. The constitutional society – with survival in focus Social networking
  11. 11. The individualistic society – with consumerism in focus Social networking
  12. 12. Old Freud… Super ego Super ego Ego Ego Id Id Control over impulses Driven by impulses ”Live life after death…” ”Everything here and now…” Neurotic people Narcissistic people
  13. 13. Old Freud… Super ego Super ego Ego Ego Id Id Control over impulses Driven by impulses ”Live life after death…” ”Everything here and now…” Neurotic people Narcissistic people
  14. 14. 1950 2007 Living conditions Expectations on living conditions Disatifaction on living conditions Source U. Beck Sociologic perspective
  15. 15. Duty Constitutional hierarchies Church ”Less is less” Cage ! The demands of the society Citizen
  16. 16. Beliefs Subjective hierarchies Lost ! The right to choose My needs ”More is more” Customer
  17. 17. The constitutional you. The conceptual I.
  18. 18. Which garment would you buy?
  19. 19. Growing up today? - When opportunities becomes ”normal” through “normalizing” media? - Society based on the idea of the strong and free individual and consumerism
  20. 20. No No money!! opportunities! No What shall I time!! choose!!?
  21. 21. Formal, Informal, homogenic norms heterogenic norms  Predestinated Freedom to choose  Segregated society Segregated life  Develop inner values Enhance the surface  Cage Lost 
  22. 22. The transformed landscape of information From passive consumer to active producer. See Me. Confirm Me.
  23. 23. Access To All and Everything. Always.
  24. 24. More computers Higher ”information competence” ?
  25. 25. ? More books More can read?
  26. 26. ”The Gutenberg Myth” Scott Cook 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900
  27. 27. Revolutions in information 1. Speech. Communication. 2. Pictures. Symbolics/metaphores 3. Writing. Documentation. 4. Printing. Easy to multiply 5. Telegraph, radio, TV. Global imminence 4. Internet. Enhancer to all?
  28. 28. Today Tomorrow • The bank • Legal matters: divorce, selling/buing houses. • Check in (when flying) • Schools • Book your travels • Healthcare • Shopping • Stocks
  29. 29. Consumer Producer  Limitations Availability  Copyright P2P  Separate analogue  Seamless digital
  30. 30. How is teaching and learning affected? Dare and care. The return of informal learning.
  31. 31. Learning environments in development. Close between predestinated goal setting, work and finish. - 1850 Learning and working is united Information – Just In Time Learning Far between predestinated goal setting, work and finish. 1900 Learning and working is divided Information – Another Time Learning Close between setting own goals, work and finish. 2000 ? Learning and working is Information – Life Long Learning
  32. 32. Knowledge in schools… Curriculum  Life long learning Teacher Learning  Content Goals  Objective  Subjective
  33. 33. Production factors Land Work Money Knowledge 1970 !
  34. 34. Knowledge in the global society of knowledge? Theoretical/scientifical Practical/productive Practical wisdom Aristoteles re-interpreted
  35. 35. Labour wanted! But with what competences and what skills?
  36. 36. The monopoly of knowledge is diminishing… Informal learning Formal learning 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Existential transition Internet
  37. 37. The future?
  38. 38. Uni Diversity!
  39. 39. Life punishes the ones coming to late… Was? Education - watch out!?
  40. 40. - 2013 Higher education suffers ”The death of shipbuildning industry”?
  41. 41. Higher education - remember! • the possibilities of diversity and challenges in dialogue • stimulate development of core competences • take advantage of/validate informal knowledge • permanent re-definition of the teacher role • use common IT-solutions – social software (Web 2.0)
  42. 42. - I choose. - I want to understand. Now. - See me. Confirm me! - It must be rewarding. All the time. - There are many paths to my goals. - How can you help med reach them? Conditions
  43. 43. The learning environment in the future?
  44. 44. Learning communities of tomorrow. 1. The possibillity to express who I am through layout, pictures, videos, music, links etc. 2. Several ways to communicate; e-mail, blog, pictures, open and locked forums that both students and teachers uses. 3. Several ways to communicate ”small talk”larger engagement more motivation enhanced learning? 4. The personal space is the main arena, the space for education is a subfunction
  45. 45. ■thomas.fritz@upc.umu.se

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