|Socratic Conversation: What Are the Promises & Perils of Emerging Technologies for Our Humanity?|
Education Program Gottesman Libraries
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Tags: Academic Festival, educational media, information, learning, networking, social media, technology
Description/Abstract: As a prelude to the upcoming Academic Festival on Saturday, April 21, on Technology and Humanity, let's explore that theme by sharing how emerging technologies are effecting OUR humanity -- as educators, as planetary citizens, and as family members and friends.
How is your use of new technologies affecting your humanity -- in terms of connections with others, empathy, knowledge, understanding, or....?
Do you see prospects for humanizing education through emerging technologies? Or new threats to humanistic education?
What principles and practices might best move us towards the most beneficial uses of emerging technologies?
Be sure to visit the Gottesman Libraries on Saturday, April 21st and attend the 3:15pm session, There's an App for That!. You will see lively examples of new technologies for and in use by Teachers College students and alumni. Design booths on the Second Floor will feature e-publishing, archival, video-sharing, and networking resources.
Inspired by Socrates' famous conversations with his friends in the marketplace of 5th century Athens, we engage in spirited discussions of ideas and issues. Socratic conversations range broadly and probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They are informed by the latest literature for reference and follow up. While building a sense of community on campus, these meetings enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries (see TC Today, Winter 2010, p. 65).
Next session: Thursday, 4/5, Topic: Diversity Works
Where: Second Floor Salon