STS Reading List

During the next few months, I will devote the majority of my academic time to an exploration of the connections between pedagogy and technology in higher education. The goal for this project is to map out the materials/argument for my forthcoming dissertation. By blogging my way through the reading materials, I aim to better articulate my unique approach to reconceptualizing the relationship between technology and particular forms of educational philosophy. Obviously this is a dense topic that needs unpacking and clarification. Conveniently, that is precisely what I'm hoping this effort will help me accomplish -- establishing connections among disciplines, topics, themes, etc. and exploring how the pieces fit together to create a coherent argument. Throughout this process, I encourage readers to offer feedback about the argument, purpose, scale, etc.

Since conceptualizing the idea, I have been looking for articles, journals, books, and multimedia that might fit such a project. One of my objectives is to develop a familiarity with and fluency in the (inter)disciplinary norms and literature affiliated with education/pedagogy/technology/new media. Many of the potential journals, texts, website are relatively new to me, so I've spent time skimming archives and articles -- resulting in a handful of reading selections.

Undoubtedly, I've overlooked something/someone important. Leveraging the interactive power of the internet, I'm hoping that readers might be able to provide some feedback regarding the reading list. What else should I be reading/watching? Have I overlooked some background material? Who is dealing with these topics today? I expect this to create a portion of my prelim exam reading list, so any suggestions will be helpful. Please comment on this page or leave your suggestions on a particular blog post.


Reading List last updated 28 January 2013

Drabinski, Emily, J. Elizabeth Clark, and Sarah T. Roberts. “Introduction: Shaped or Shaping? The Role for Radical Teachers in Teaching with Technology.” Radical Teacher, no. 90 (2011): 3-8.

Feenberg, Andrew. Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Ferneding, Karen. “Embracing the Telematic: A Techno-Utopian Vision of Art and Pedagogy for the Post-Human Age of Control.” Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies 1 (2005): 1-17.

Fraiberg, Allison. “Fits of Pedagogy: Uneasy Relationships between Technology and Learning.” Pedagogy 1, no. 2 (2001): 422-425.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.


---. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum, 2000. 30th Anniversary Edition.

Fuller, Steve. Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human Past, Present and Future. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Hussein, Abdullahi. “Freirian and Postcolonial Perspectives on e-Learning Development: A Case Study of Staff Development in an African University.” International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 4, no. 1 (2012): 135-153.

Illich, Ivan. Deschooling Society. London: Marion Boyars Publishers, 2000.

---. Tools for Conviviality. London: Marion Boyars Publishers, 2001.

Irvine, Colin. “Moving Beyond the Binaries: A Learning-Centered Approach to Pedagogy.” Pedagogy 6, no. 1 (2006): 149-153.

Jones, Stephen. “A Systems Basis for New Media Pedagogy.” Leonardo 44, no. 1 (2011): 88-89.

Kahn, Richard and Douglas Kellner. “Paulo Freire and Ivan Illich: Technology, Politics and the Reconstruction of Education.” Policy Futures in Education. 5, no. 4 (2007): 431-448.

Kent, Todd W. and Robert F. McNergney. Will Technology Really Change Education? From Blackboard to Web. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 1999.

Lamberti, Adrienne P. And Anne R. Richards. “Gaming/Writing and Evolving Forms of Rhetorical Awareness: Potentials of Interactive Digital Media for Democratic Classrooms.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 12, no. 3 (2012): 481-495.

Luke, Carmen. “Cyber-schooling and Technological Change: Multiliteracies for New Times.” in B. Cope & M. Kalantzis (Eds) Multiliteracies: Literacy, Learning, and the Design of Social Futures, pp. 69-105. South Yarra, Australia: Macmillan.

McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media. Edited by W. Terrence Gordon. Berkeley, CA: Gingko Press, 2003. Critical Edition.

Mumford, Lewis. Technics and Civilization. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Narayanan, Geetha. “Crafting Change: Envisioning New-Media Arts as Critical Pedagogy.” Leonardo 39, no. 4 (2006): 373-375.

Papert, Seymour. "Looking at Technology Through School-Colored Spectacles." Logo Exchange, 1997.

---. The Children’s Machine: Rethinking School In The Age Of The Computer. New York: Basic Books, 1994. Reprint edition.

Postman, Neil. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. New York: Knopf, 1992.

Privateer, Paul Michael. “Academic Technology and the Future of Higher Education: Strategic Paths Taken and Not Taken.” The Journal of Higher Education 70, no. 1 (1999): 60-79.

Raschke, Carl. The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University. New York: Routledge, 2002.


Watson, Deryn. “Pedagogy before Technology: Re-thinking the Relationship between ICT and Teaching.” Education and Information Technologies 6, no. 4 (2001): 251-266.

Wesch, Michael. "Anti-Teaching: Confronting the Crisis of Significance."  Education Canada 48, no. 2 (2008): 4-7.

---. "From Knowledgable to Knowledge-able: Learning in New Media Environments." Academic Commons (2009).