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Technology Comprehension in a More-Than-Human World

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Undoubtedly, digital technologies have a substantial impact on our societies. Therefore, it is relevant to introduce the course “technology comprehension” in public school. Equally so, it is important to discuss the content of the course and specifically, how technology is conceived through the stated learning goals. Based on the field of science and technology studies (STS), I analyse the course’s implicit technology comprehension and I argue that an understanding of technology as an actor in a more-than-human world needs to be included. This implies emphasizing the complexity, opacity and ‘unruly’ aspects of technology and thereby empowering the students not to become masters of technology exclusively, but to live in a more-than-human world. The article is concluded by an inconclusive list of suggestions for how to develop the course. The hope is that the list can inspire practitioners in public school to develop their own ideas and learning activities.
Digitale teknologier
Original languageEnglish
JournalLearning Tech – Tidsskrift for læremidler, didaktik og teknologi
Pages (from-to)169-190
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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