Humanness Under Assault: An Essay Questioning Technology in the Classroom

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This article names some of the human under standings and ways of being that are fundamental to teaching and learning, which new educational tech nologies, especially the computer, tend to remake, reduce, or replace altogether in K-12 classrooms. The article asks questions and tells stories about students, teachers, and the authors themselves using computers for educational purposes, investigating three particular uses of technology in detail. The authors argue that new educational technologies change the meaning of words common to teachers' vocabularies, especially words such as classroom community, knowing, and coming to know. The authors also argue that human senses used in learning are nullified, if not assaulted, by new educational technologies.

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Jones, Steven P., and Karla J. Smart. "Humanness under assault: an essay questioning technology in the classroom." Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 18, no. 2 (1998): 87-95.

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Reading, Foundations and Technology