New Perspectives on Democratic Education for the 21st Century Classroom

Presented By: Jennifer Kingma Wall & Michael Patrick Wall

Keywords: Classroom Practices, Communities, New Literacies

In this 5-minute Ignite session, the presenters will bring new light to the educational philosophy of democratic education in relationship to educational technology for the 21st century classroom. Technology plays an important role in 21st century democratic practice, as many features of educational technology are democratic in nature. The presenters will argue that the tenets of democracy, which overlap with the ethos of Web 2.0, are more important now than ever for our increasingly global 21st society, and that teachers should find ways to integrate technology that is aligned with democratic practice, rather than corporatized visions of education.

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