The problems of education in the cyborg era. A view from a distance Cover Image

Problemy edukacji w erze cyborgów. Spojrzenie z dystansu
The problems of education in the cyborg era. A view from a distance

Author(s): Wojciech Siwak
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: Conditio humana; cyborgisation; virtualisation of education; artificial intelligence; educational trends; generations of youth; autonomisation of education; new media idiocy; axiology

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the issues of cyborgisation and cyborg, recently discussed in numerous of pedagogical texts, from a distance that may have a digital immigrant, who is also a digital native, but also a media and cultural studies researcher, looking at pedagogical issues from a slightly different perspective. Hence the text is contemplating conditio humana in the cyborg era and the limits of artificial intelligence and the interference of intelligent technologies in our daily lives. Developing the notion of extensiveness and immersion, it points to the components of educational virtualization, wondering whether it can follow cyborg pedagogy or cyberpedagogics, and what the potential effects and possible barriers are. It also discusses educational trends, pointing to the new educational tendencies and new technologies that change the role of the teacher, change the educational space, and at the same time educators care about person-oriented education. It also analyzes generations C and L-creative and lazy, pointing to the disparity between creators and receivers of virtualized content, considering creativity in the Internet, fragmentation of content and lack of dialogue, resignation or even denial of knowledge instead of information, narcissism and loneliness of “connected but alone” and algorithmisation and automation of information in social media. In conclusion, the concept of autonomy of cyborg education and the axiology of machines vs. human axiology are important, not only in the context of education and upbringing, but also in the context of general questions about conditio humana in the cyborg era.

  • Issue Year: 7/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 103-127
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish