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Education disrupted?



  • Human Futures and Future Technology, Culture and Learning invite to a conference on disruption in education.
  • Perspectives from researchers, teachers, consultants and policy makers
  • 21 November 2018 in Copenhagen

About the conference

In the last decade we have seen an intensified political, professional and commercial interest in how education can benefit from the ongoing development of digital technologies. The imaginary of technological disruption entails a broadened interest in both how the future generations can be taught to act and live within a more and more digitalized society, as well as how digital technologies can be utilized to optimize teaching and learning.

But new educational technologies like chatbots, learning analytics and virtual reality also entail complex political as well as pedagogical issues such as:

  • Who will these technologies benefit?
  • How do they alter teaching and learning?
  • And who gets to decide how and when to use them?

Digital technologies are never neutral means to an end but rather normative change agents that reconfigure the praxis they are integrated into in unexpected ways. Nevertheless, a general technological optimism and ‘disruptionism’ permeates today’s political and commercial climate.

This conference will shed light on the newest political developments, current visions among commercial actors as well as presenting research based analyses and case studies documenting the potentials and pitfalls of the imaginary of technological disruption when it faces the everyday life at educational institutions.

Time and place

  • 21 November 2018 at 9.00 to 16.00  
  • Danish School of Education, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen

Konferencen blev afholdt i 2018

Price and registration

  • Participation: 1250,- DKR
  • Reduced price for start-up companies and students: 450,- DKR
Professor Neil Selwyn about ´Education Disrupted´