Trials of the rhizomatic learner

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dc.identifier.citation Long, F. (2014) 'Trials of the rhizomatic learner', RicercAzione, 6(1), pp. 85-97. en
dc.identifier.volume 6 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 85 en
dc.identifier.endpage 97 en
dc.description.abstract How should educators respond to the whole phenomenon of ‘digital learning’? This question has been in vogue for the past twenty years or more and there is a need for a regular renewal of this question as societies change. This article will draw on some post-structuralist writing, particularly Deleuze and Guattari, to try to understand better the divide between the optimistic account and the pessimistic account of the effect of ICT on teaching and learning. It argues in particular 1) that ICT in its current form signals a paradigm shift in education—but this thesis is difficult either to prove or disprove; 2) that Deleuze and Guattari’s rhizome provides us with a theoretical tool for understanding the pedagogical nature of this shift; 3) that this change is wider than literacy itself and announces posthuman elements in the socio-cultural environment of learning. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Edizioni Erikson, Trento en
dc.rights © 2014, Edizioni Erikson, Trento. en
dc.subject Digital literacy en
dc.subject Rhizome en
dc.subject Social media en
dc.subject Posthumanism en
dc.title Trials of the rhizomatic learner en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Fiachra Long, Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle RicercAzione en
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