The teaching of multi-modal thinking on a self-study of teaching reform in a university information system course [Mark Williams, ISSS 1998 Paper Session, July 21/98]

[Paper session, July 21/98, 4:20 p.m.]

Mark Williams: West Australia, just recent Ph.D. student, Faculty of Management Information Systems

In 1991 to 1993, conducted study on technicism: over-reliance on technology:

Idea of modalities: Amsterdam School of Philosophy: 5-year history teaching computing for a BBA. Start a class: tell about ergonomics, so they don't get sick. Did over 2 years, surveyed to find if technicism reduced. Technicism, vs. ...

Discourse: opening up the bounds of the system

Amsterdam school of philosophy:

Drew a rich picture (which is important to Soft Systems Thinking) Discoveries about teaching reform.
  1. Over-reliance on technicism
  2. Discourse could lead to an open learning environment.
  3. Technicism was going in on self -- which probably what happens in any researcher, as a dialogue between the inner self and the outer self.
Related back to Donald de Raadt.

Questions

Would the result have been different, if students had been participative. On the breathing exercise: What changed the bounds of the system? It's dangerous to be a prophet.



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