A new seminar series hosted by the Centre for Research in Digital Education and the Edinburgh Futures Institute will examine the role of education and digital technology in developing notions of contemporary citizenship.
As the era of ‘big data’ promises all kinds of disruptions, from economic revolutions, to new scientific insights, to modified forms of governance, participation and activism, the balance between the citizen and the state requires renewed attention.
Education, as the foundation and ‘lifelong’ thread of public life, appears to be subject to the disruptive ventures of ‘big data’ governance, but also a key site for the shaping of new kinds of ‘citizen’.
Three seminars in this series will critically address the education themes of schooling, higher education, and community education.
The first seminar in this series is entitled ‘Schooling Data Citizens’ will take place on 9 February at 9.30am.
The seminar will explore the idea that children are not only increasingly subject to intensive analytic pedagogies, but are also schooled in coding, making, and ‘digital literacies’ that equip them for (inevitable) computational futures, and promote particular ideologies of civic duty and entrepreneurship.
Seminar 1: Schooling Data Citizens
The Internet of Toys, the datafied child, and the production of the surveilled citizen
Dr Giovanna Mascheroni (Università Cattolica of Milan)
Data Citizens and Beyond
Professor Judy Robertson (University of Edinburgh)
Rewiring digital citizens through neurotechnologies in education
Dr Ben Williamson (University of Stirling)
9th February 2018
9:30am – 12:00pm
Paterson’s Land 1.19
Moray House School of Education
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