Keeping an Eye on Pedagogical Goals - When to Pull the Digital Reins
Date Friday, Dec 7 Time – Room Tiergarten
Perhaps the poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was thinking of educational technology when she wrote, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”. But seriously, there’s little question that technology is driving today’s learning world. Possibly, the biggest complaint is that in the digital pandemonium, the issue of a solid pedagogical foundation is often relegated to the back burner when learning activities are being created. In fact, in some corners, there is a perceived danger that both the framework and content of these activities are too often dictated by technological advances. And whether this perception is well founded or not, the impact of all this is, ultimately, felt by every participant in the processes of both formal and informal learning: learners, (human) instructors, administrators, strategists, policy makers, etc. This Unconference Session invites everyone to shed light on various facets of this complex topic. Please be sure to bring your own torch - or flamethrower.
Hordaland County Administration, Norway
Kjetil Brathetland is employed as a Special Advisor for Hordaland County Administration, Norway. He has been working on different projects for the Department of Education at the County Admininstration for the last 10 years, all aiming to develop digital literacy/ competencies in upper secondary schools in Hordaland. He has previously been working for two university conference secretariats and as a teacher in upper secondary schools. Kjetil has his education from the University of Bergen, Norway, with a major in history.
He is currently working on: The Best Practice Conference (Dei gode Døma), projects concerning eTeachers and Pedagogics, school leaders and ICT-plans.
Kjetil held a lecture at EDUCA in 2010 called “Enterprise Learning in Hordaland County, Norway – A Broad ICT for Learning Approach and It’s Effects”.
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Germany
I was born in 1958 in Karlsruhe, Germany, studied psychology in Gießen and Frankfurt/Main, got my Ph.D. in 1987 and my Habilitation in 1997 (subject: Lying in everyday life). Afterwards I held several substitute professorships in Social Psychology in German universities.
I am a Senior eLearning Administrator in the Computing Center of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Lecturer (blended learning courses on soft skills for law students). For two years I have been delegated to the position of Head of Division for Information and Infrastructure Management in the Executive Office of my University, which gave me the opportunity to understand the inner workings of a university administration and the challenges higher education has to face.
My main areas of interest: communication, conflict, teaching, research and evaluation methods.