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We have met technology and it is us

Cole, Mike and Derry, Jan (2005) We have met technology and it is us. In: Intelligence and technology: the impact of tools on the nature and development of human abilities. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ; London, pp. 209-227. ISBN 0805849270

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Additional Information: Jointly authored chapter involving an original argument concerning the compelling effect of culture in shaping minds and technology and the psycho-cultural problems created by introducing information technologies into social practices. The chapter explains the link between human intelligence and the mediation of human action through tools. The authors argue that technologies are constitutive of human nature in a deep sense crossing the lines between cognitive and non-cognitive and biology and culture. The argument ranges across a number of disciplines including neuroscience, anthropology and psychology drawing together works that argue for the social origins of higher psychological functions and in particular the work of Vygotsky. The chapter was one of two specifically highlighted by Jerome Bruner in the preface to the volume about which he said: “…Emile Durkheim, George Herbert Mead, and yes, Benjamin Lee Whorf and John von Neumann. All of them would read this book with wonder – and astonishment”. Derry contributed 40% of the chapter. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates imprint acquired by Routledge
Controlled Keywords: ICT and learning , Cultural influences on education , Philosophy of education
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Education Foundations and Policy Studies
IOE Departments > Departments > Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 09:13
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:24
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