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Critical pedagogy and learning online

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On November 1, 2017, I offered a keynote address at the OpenTEL event at The Open University in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. These are the slides for that talk.

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Critical pedagogy and learning online

  1. 1. C R I T I CA L P E DAG O GY A N D L E A R N I N G O N L I N E S E A N M I C H A E L M O R R I S | @ S L A M T E AC H E R D I R EC TO R , D I G I TA L P E DAG O GY L A B
  2. 2. D I G I TA L P E DAG O GY L A B P R OV I D ES T RA I N I N G A N D E X P E R I E N T I A L L E A R N I N G FO R T E AC H E R S FAC E D W I T H T E AC H I N G O N L I N E , O R I N D I G I TA L LY- M E D I AT E D H Y B R I D E N V I R O N M E N T S . Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash
  3. 3. M O S T T RA I N I N G I N D I G I TA L P E DAG O GY C O N S I S T S O F “ H OW-TO ” L ES S O N S I N S E T T I N G U P C O U R S ES A N D D E L I V E R I N G G RA D ES . Photo by Martin Reisch on Unsplash
  4. 4. D I G I TA L P E DAG O GY S H O U L D N OT B E R E D U C E D TO A S E T O F B ES T P RAC T I C ES , TO O L S , O R I N T E R FAC ES . Photo by Anas Alshanti on Unsplash
  5. 5. T H E S E AT O F C R I T I CA L D I G I TA L P E DAG O GY I S O N E O F I N Q U I RY A N D O B S E RVAT I O N . I T B EG I N S W I T H Q U ES T I O N S A B O U T W H AT H A P P E N S W H E N L E A R N I N G G O ES D I G I TA L , W H E N I T G O ES O N L I N E . Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash
  6. 6. " C R I T I CA L P E DAG O GY AS S E RT S T H AT S T U D E N T S CA N E N G AG E T H E I R OW N L E A R N I N G F R O M A P O S I T I O N O F AG E N CY A N D I N S O D O I N G C A N AC T I V E LY PA RT I C I PAT E I N N A R RAT I N G T H E I R I D E N T I T I ES T H R O U G H A C U LT U R E O F Q U ES T I O N I N G T H AT O P E N S U P A S PAC E O F T RA N S L AT I O N B E T W E E N T H E P R I VAT E A N D T H E P U B L I C W H I L E C H A N G I N G T H E FO R M S O F S E L F- A N D S O C I A L R EC O G N I T I O N .” ~ H E N RY G I R O U X Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash
  7. 7. C R I T I CA L P E DAG O GY AS S E RT S T H AT L E A R N I N G I S A M AT T E R O F E N G AG I N G I N A P R O C ES S O F B EC O M I N G C O N S C I O U S . Photo by Daniil Silantev on Unsplash
  8. 8. I T I S N E V E R E N O U G H TO D O T E AC H I N G W I T H T EC H N O LO GY. W E M U S T A LWAYS S T E P BAC K A N D I N Q U I R E : • A R E S T U D E N T S O N L I N E C A R E D FO R ? H AV E W E FO U N D WAYS W I T H I N T H E V L E O R OT H E R P L AT FO R M TO, AS B E L L H O O K S W R I T ES , “ R ES P EC T A N D CA R E FO R T H E S O U L S O F O U R S T U D E N T S ” ? 
 • H AV E W E E N G AG E D S T U D E N T S I N S O M E WAY N OT M E AS U RA B L E BY C L I C K S , H I T S , A N D D I S C U S S I O N P O S T S , O R , A R E W E L E T T I N G T H E T H E T EC H N O LO GY T E AC H I N P L AC E O F U S ? 
 • I S L E A R N I N G O N L I N E R I C H W I T H T H E P R O B L E M - S O LV I N G F R E I R E R EC O M M E N D S AS A N A LT E R N AT I V E TO “ BA N K I N G E D U CAT I O N ”, O R D O ES I T A M O U N T TO A C H EC K L I S T FO R SAT I S FAC TO RY P E R FO R M A N C E A N D C O M P L E T I O N ? H AV E W E L A I D T H E FO U N DAT I O N FO R S T U D E N T AG E N CY ? Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash
  9. 9. A C R I T I CA L D I G I TA L P E DAG O GY I S O N E W H E R E L E A R N I N G A N D T E AC H I N G O N L I N E P R OV I D ES T H E M AT E R I A L F R O M W H I C H S T U D E N T S CA N FO R G E T H E M S E LV ES I N TO E T H I CA L S U B J EC T S I N T H E C O N T E X T O F T H E I R L I V ES AS H Y B R I D L E A R N E R S A N D C O M P L I CAT E D H U M A N B E I N G S . Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash
  10. 10. H OW M I G H T S T U D E N T S U S E A N D S H A P E T H E I R E D U CAT I O N S ? H OW D O T H E I R E D U CAT I O N S U S E A N D S H A P E T H E M ? A N D H OW M I G H T T H E Y R ES I S T, H AC K , C H A N G E , O R S I M P LY P R E F E R N OT TO ? W E D O N ’ T G E T TO S TO P AS K I N G T H O S E Q U ES T I O N S A B O U T T H E W H Y A N D W H E T H E R O F O U R T E AC H I N G S I M P LY B ECAU S E T H E D I G I TA L P R OV I D ES A LG O R I T H M S T H AT A P P R OX I M AT E A N SW E R S . Photo by Amaury Salas on Unsplash
  11. 11. W E M U S T T RY TO C O N C E I V E O F A N I N S T R U C T I O N A L D ES I G N T H AT A P P R OAC H ES T H E V E RY H U M A N TAS K O F L E A R N I N G , T H E I M P U L S E TO L E A R N , A N D T H E I N C R E AS I N G LY U R G E N T N E E D FO R L E A R N I N G TO R ES U LT I N T H E W I S D O M O F AG E N CY. Photo by Kendall Lane on Unsplash
  12. 12. T H E WO R S T B ES T P RAC T I C E I S TO A D H E R E TO, O R G O S E A R C H I N G FO R , B ES T P RAC T I C ES . Photo by Nick Miller on Unsplash
  13. 13. T H E M O S T C R I T I C A L S TA N C E W E C A N TA K E A S E D U C AT O R S I S T O A S S U M E W E K N O W N O T H I N G A N D B E C O M E P R O F O U N D LY O B S E R VAT I O N A L . Photo by Lou Liebau on Unsplash
  14. 14. “ TO T H E E X T E N T T H AT W E AC C E P T T H AT T H E EC O N O M Y, O R T EC H N O LO GY, O R S C I E N C E , I T D O ES N ’ T M AT T E R W H AT, E X E RT S I N ES CA PA B L E P OW E R OV E R U S , T H E R E I S N OT H I N G L E F T FO R U S TO D O OT H E R T H A N R E N O U N C E O U R A B I L I T Y TO T H I N K , TO C O N J EC T U R E , TO C O M PA R E , TO C H O O S E , TO D EC I D E , TO E N V I S I O N , TO D R E A M .” ~ PAU LO F R E I R E Photo by Erol Ahmed on Unsplash
  15. 15. “ P E DAG O GY I S PA RT O F A N A LWAYS U N F I N I S H E D P R OJ EC T I N T E N T O N D E V E LO P I N G A M E A N I N G F U L L I F E FO R A L L S T U D E N T S .” ~ H E N RY G I R O U X Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash
  16. 16. E D U CAT I O N H AS B EC O M E TO O S H R O U D E D I N T EC H N O LO GY FO R U S TO R E T U R N TO T H E M E R E C L AS S R O O M , M E R E P E N A N D PA P E R , C H A L K A N D C H A L K B OA R D. Photo by Jordan Sanchez on Unsplash
  17. 17. T H A N K YO U Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash

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