Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Enthusiasm and IT

"the enthusiasm of the innovators seem to inhibit their colleagues, who identified the innovators as mavericks, different from them (Watson, 1993)....results in a "credibility gap" - exposes the "myth of the role model as a basis for change"

"unreflexive and unabashed optimism about the necessarily transformative nature of new educaitonal technologies is both naive and historically unfounded. Fulann has reminded us that the focus today on technology is only thirty years aftera similar focus on science, which was stimulated in part by the space race and global political needs"

Pedagogy before Technology - Deryn Watson, 2001

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