BACKGROUND AS FOREGROUND: FROM SUBTLE TECHNIQUES TO THE STRATEGY OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE TEACHER IN THE POSTDIGITAL
i2ADS-Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:With this communication, I am proposing a reflection on the education system and the role of the professor in the post-digital world. I seek a critical perspective based on emancipation from stultifying and reproductive learning models, drawing above all from the work of Jacques Rancière. I try to articulate this perspective with the distance learning plan, focusing on the pandemic period. While the pandemic has highlighted a series of problems and changes that already existed, these problems and changes have also accelerated without time to reflect on these changes. If it was necessary to adopt digital tools and models that were applied on a one-off basis, the need to make this use mandatory and systematic has revealed new possibilities and many obstacles as well. I, therefore, propose a reflection on these changes, and the virtues and obstacles associated to online teaching. To think about this framework, I use my own teaching experience during the pandemic in the curricular unit of History and Theory of Communication, as part of the Communication Design course.
Keywords: Distance learning, pandemic, postdigital, arts education, teaching.