Digital Pedagogy Lab pursues a commitment to education through pedagogy, advocacy, and outreach. We hold as key to our success the elevation of the student and the contingent teacher, the proliferation of voices across education, and the ongoing investigation and creative implementation of critical and digital pedagogies.
This project is not ideologically neutral. Our work is inspired by critical pedagogues like Paulo Freire and bell hooks. Education happens everywhere, all the time, and so people must be empowered to learn and teach throughout their lives.
Digital Pedagogy Lab offers a series of professional development opportunities including an annual 5-day institute, which offers hands-on work in critical digital pedagogy, and online courses that are small, practical, and emergent. We’re currently developing a certificate program in Critical Digital Pedagogy in collaboration with partner institutions.
Starting in 2016, Digital Pedagogy Lab will be going “on the road” when invited by institutions, groups, or organizations interested in bringing the Institute environment to their educators, learners, technologists, and administrators.
“We should question this myth of the speed of technological change and adoption … if it’s going to work us into a frenzy of bad decision-making. Into injustice. Inequality.” ~ Audrey Watters, “Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change” When Donald Trump presumes to say “I alone can fix it,” he is asking for the end of agency, the end... Read More
We have just put up a full schedule for the Digital Pedagogy Lab 2016 Institute and are excited to announce special workshops with Jeremy Dean, Zach Whalen, Jess Reingold, Jeffrey McClurken, Autumm Caines, Maha Bali, Chris Friend, and Kris Shaffer. In this post, Kris talks about the two workshops he’ll be leading in Fredericksburg. There are still a few spots... Read More
“So why is it painful for the academic to admit that love stirs them? Why, even in writing this, do I find myself looking for more and more evidence to support my claims? Why is love considered uncritical when in fact it is only that fragile care for our fields that inspires the critical inspection that eventually grows into rigor?... Read More