Beyond Technology: Examining the Convergence of Technology, Learning and the Soul
Tuesday, March 8 5:55 PM-6:15 PM Location: Hermitage C
Presider: John Sweeder, United States
Abstract: This paper addresses a need for going beyond subject matter, pedagogy and technology principles and knowledge in order to create a quality learning environment. The need for a deeper layer of knowledge and understanding is needed. Various approaches to develop a deeper layer are discussed. Character education and dispositions are examined first. Then the growing interest in including spiritual aspects of a learner’s life is discussed. The focus of the paper is on how the spiritual aspect can be integrated into the other aspects of learning and technology use.