Putting our CARDE’s on the Table: Critical Applied Research of Digitalization in Education

Session Description
Over the past decades, the pace of digitalization in education has accelerated with a wide range of educational technologies now used for teaching, learning and educational administration. Critical Applied Research of Digitalization in Education (CADRE) promotes a deeper understanding of digitalization in education through critical applied research from an international perspective. This presentation will examine what this means in practice and how the group enacts its manifesto to:

  • Actively engage people, networks, projects, research and public discussions to democratize digitalization.
  • Apply and develop critical research methodologies.
  • Create design principles for democratic and emancipatory R&D.
  • Evoke dialogue through communication with a wider public.
  • Promote new and open research and development publishing.

This talk is an invitation to engage in this dialogue and join us to fully explore the implications of digitalization in an educational context.

Mark Curcher
Mark Curcher, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Mark Curcher is a Senior Lecturer at Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Finland, where he also the Program Director and designer of the MBA in Educational Leadership and a member of the Critical Applied Research of Digitalization in Education (CARDE) Research Group. Mark has been an educator for more than thirty years in the UK, the Middle East and Finland. His current interests include the impact of digitalization of education on the identity of educators and the social impact of the increasing “datafication” in education. Curcher describes himself as a “Pedagogical Provocateur” and “Educational Emigre” while positioning himself as a critical pedagogue.
Dr. Marko Teräs
Dr. Marko Teräs, Researcher, School of Pedagogical Innovations, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Dr. Marko Teräs (Ph.D., MIDT, BA) works at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, School of Pedagogical Innovations. His main responsibilities are research group leader with CARDE (Critical Applied Research of Digitalization in Education), team leader for Ubiquitous Learning Environments, and project lead for Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education project, BUKA: Advancing Equity and Access to Higher Education Through Open and Distance Learning. Dr Teräs’ research and development interests are in critical studies of the experience and impact of digital technologies in education and critical participatory research methodologies.
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