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Title:Technology as Social Practice
Author(s):Bruce, Bertram C.
Subject(s):Information Technology
Social practice
John Dewey
Abstract:This essay questions the commonly-held view that computer technology is a tool that will in and of itself improve education, and ultimately ameliorate social ills. The common view stems from the belief that technology and social practices are separate, a belief articulated here as the Technology Independence Assumption. The invalidity of the assumption is shown through an analysis of the ways that technologies are encoded in social relations and conversely. Thus, the argument is made for a view of technologies and social practices as mutually constituted systems.
Issue Date:1996
Citation Info:Bruce, Bertram C. (1996, Fall). Technology as social practice. Educational Foundations, 10(4), 51-58.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/13369
ISSN:ISSN 1047-8248
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-08-03


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