Promoting Dialogic Pedagogy through Restricting Technologies

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Darren Dyck
James (Jim) Cresswell


This commentary responds to claims Eugene Matusov makes about a student's right to the use of certain technologies in his or her education. We argue that the use, in particular, of adaptive technologies actually has the potential to inhibit a student's free choice (rather than facilitate it) and that through restricting certain technologies, genuine dialogic pedagogy may more successfully be promoted. We also engage Matusov's concept of the radical freedom necessary for education.

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Dyck, D., & Cresswell, J. (2020). Promoting Dialogic Pedagogy through Restricting Technologies. Dialogic Pedagogy: A Journal for Studies of Dialogic Education, 8, SF29-SF38.
Special Issue: Students’ Freedom of Education


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