Bilingual Corner 2017

Technology and (Mis)education

During the last two decades we have witnessed an exacerbation of a technocratic and pragmatic attitude that is pervading most areas of our lives. In a trend pushed by a liaison of economic and political institutions, along with computer companies that promote technological “innovation”, education has been recast as a process focused on efficiency and oriented toward predefined outcomes. In prioritizing test scores, standardization of what is taught and learned, and forcing the pedagogical relation to be mediated by technologies, education ends up disavowing questions of an existential nature, thus risking the vocation of forming human beings attentive to the substance and movements of inner life.

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