Seminar: “I’m a Google teacher”

Av Caroline Cabot - Publicerad den 11 september 2023
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Welcome to the seminar “I’m a Google teacher”: digital platforms, affective attachments, and pedagogical monopolization in Danish public education, with Lucas Cone, tenure track assistant professor, University of Copenhagen. 10 October 15:15 - 16:45, in room C121 at the LUX building.

In his lecture, Lucas will explore the affective and situated aspects of teaching within a burgeoning economy of digital educational platforms. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted at a Danish primary school, he asks how the increasing involvement of platforms in schools is reshaping who and what matters in the everyday life of schoolteachers. Connecting economic conditions, political structures, and embodied experiences, the lecture highlights the performative effects of imbricating teacher practices and identities with new forms of digital-pedagogical monopolization. The lecture illustrates how the involvement of platforms in Danish education is constituting new forms of affective attachments and commercial loyalty that challenge historical configurations of pluralism and democracy in public education.


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