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In and against the State: anarchism, technologies and educational praxis


Jandrić, Petar
In and against the State: anarchism, technologies and educational praxis // Anarchist Studies Network Conference 2.0 ‘Making Connections’ Conference Programme
Loughborough: The University of Loughborough, 2012. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, stručni)


Naslov
In and against the State: anarchism, technologies and educational praxis

Autori
Jandrić, Petar

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, stručni

Izvornik
Anarchist Studies Network Conference 2.0 ‘Making Connections’ Conference Programme / - Loughborough : The University of Loughborough, 2012

Skup
Anarchist Studies Network Conference 2.0 ‘Making Connections’

Mjesto i datum
Loughborough, Velika Britanija, 3.9.2012.-5.9.2012

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Anarchism; technologies; education; praxis

Sažetak
Information and communication technologies are dialectically intertwined with all aspects of contemporary life. They connect people living at various continents, and alienate next-door neighbours. They help people to learn about sex, and cause sexual addition which impaires their daily sexual functioning. In educational praxis, information and communication technologies offer many anarchist opportunities such as democratic construction of relevant knowledge offered by Wikipedia (Jandric, 2010). At the same time, however, they represent a constant threat of dehumanization and global control (Zerzan, 2004 ; Illich, 1971 & 1973 ; Heidegger, 1981). In my theoretical work, I have dealt with various aspects of the complex relationships between information and communication technologies and (anarchist) education. In my classroom, however, it is often very difficult to find an adequate balance between the conflicting positive and negative aspects of the relationship between information and communication technologies and education. Let us look into few examples. As an anarchist, I am clearly against all kinds of intellectual property because it is harmful for the whole society and education in particular (Stallman, 2002). As university teacher, however, I am obliged to penalize students who scan copyrighted books. As an anarchist, I am clearly against the priviledged knowledge offered by various encyclopaedias. As univeristy teacher, however, I cannot allow students to use Wikipedia as one of the main sources in their work. As early as 1979, such position has been described by the London Edinburgh Weekend Return Group as 'in and against the State'. We still work in and against the State. However, both educators and the State have rapidly changed in the context of globalization and information and communication technologies. In a recent study (2011) I have adapted the conclusions developed by the London Edinburgh Weekend Return Group to the context of radical monopoly of contemporary information and communication technologies, and identified oppositional possibilities for critical action against radical monopoly of information and communication technologies in the context of educational praxis. Inspired by success of my earlier study, in this paper I will analyze the conclusions developed by the London Edinburgh Weekend Return Group in the context of the relationship between anarchist ideals, information and communication technologies and educational praxis. On such basis, I will identify oppositional possibilities for anarchist direct action for teachers who use information and communication technologies in their daily struggle in and against the State. References Heidegger, M. (1981). “Only a God Can Save Us”: The Spiegel Interview. In T. Sheehan (Ed.), Heidegger: The Man and the Thinker (pp.45-67). Chicago: Precedent Press. Retreived May 8, 2012 from http://www.ditext.com/heidegger/interview.html. Illich, I. (1971). Deschooling Society (1st Ed.). London: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd. Illich, I. (1973). Tools for Conviviality (1st Ed.). London: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd. Jandric, P. (2010). Wikipedia and education: anarchist perspectives and virtual practices. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 8(2), pp. 48-73. Jandric, P. (2011). In and against radical monopoly: critical education and information and communication technologies. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 35(35), pp. 70-84. Mitchell, J., Mackenzie, D., Holloway, J., Cockburn, C., Polanshek, K., Murray, N., McInnes, N & McDonald, J. (1979). In and Against the State. Retreived May 8, 2012 from http://libcom.org/library/against-state-1979. Stallman, R. M. (2002). Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman (1st Ed.). Boston: Free Software Foundation.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Politologija, Informacijske i komunikacijske znanosti, Pedagogija



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Autor s matičnim brojem:
Petar Jandrić, (330844)