Social Media and the Hybridization of Education

Jesper Tække, Michael Paulsen

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This article presents a discussion and a new theoretical model about how we adequately can describe education on the level of the classroom after the introduction of digital media and wireless networks. As its point of departure the article describes the contemporary situation within !he classroom referring to rescan::h in Danish upper secondary schools. Then it discusses Ihis situation in relation to medium theory and the education situation before digital media and wireless networks. After that the article provides a systems theorctical explanation following Niklas Luhmann and finds the theory's explanatory power limited in relation to the new situation. Ncxt thc article introduces actor network
theory following Bruno Latour to overcomc the limits of Luhmann's systems theory and reconstruct it fuuning a hybrid theory both sensitive to the new situation and able to observe it and analyze it adequately as historically linked to the old society. Exemplifying this hybrid theoretical model the
article presents the action research project, Socio Media Education. showing pedagogical
consequences and possibilities of the new media environment in relation to education. Finally we
provide a conclusion on the contemporary situation of social m~ia and the hybridization of
TidsskriftCybernetics & Human Knowing - A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis and Cyber-Semiotics
Sider (fra-til)141-158
Antal sider17
StatusUdgivet - 2013


  • Education;
  • Teaching;
  • Systems Theory
  • Media Theory
  • ANT
  • Action Research
  • Society
  • SME: Socio Media Education

    Tække, J. & Paulsen, M. E.


    Projekter: ProjektForskning