EDUCATION – DIGITAL AND BIOTECHNICAL OR: TWO UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS BY THE CENTAUR_ESSAS, GETTING OFF THE HORSE

Authors

  • Johanna Hopfner University of Graz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46991/ai.2022.7.1.35

Keywords:

Education, Digital and Biotechnical Means, Social Dependency of Education, Digitalisation, Motherhood, Children and Young People, Educational Environment, Transhumanism

Abstract

If you try to understand current developments in the field of education, the image transmissions that come from the war and show all the suffering and misery that people in the contested areas are exposed to in real, not just virtual, come to the fore. The impressions even surpass the extent and quality of the simple upheavals that children and young people were recently expected to face in the course of the pandemic - in the educational and teaching processes, their usual social associations of classes and groups. After a further strong push into digitality, children and young people are now experiencing directly and almost up close what it must feel like to persevere in shafts or to flee from live fire, bombs and rockets. In any case, the images confronted us "in physical real time with a reality" of the war, which were part of the daily reporting in the first few weeks until, from the point of view of those responsible, they were exhausted and did their service for the willingness to donate that was to be initiated. Then the display of the ORF "Neighbor in Need" with the corresponding donation account is apparently sufficient.

Aims: The aim of the article is to draw attention to the one-sidedness of educational phenomena. The emphasis on intellectual skills associated with digital media neglects physical development. Conversely, physical processes cannot be separated from mental and emotional developments. The social dynamics place special demands on education and at the same time always show the limits of education.

 

Author Biography

Johanna Hopfner, University of Graz

Doctor of Sciences, Professor

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Published

2022-07-21

How to Cite

Hopfner, J. (2022). EDUCATION – DIGITAL AND BIOTECHNICAL OR: TWO UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS BY THE CENTAUR_ESSAS, GETTING OFF THE HORSE. Education in the 21st Century, 7(1), 35–42. https://doi.org/10.46991/ai.2022.7.1.35