Category Archives: Phenomenology

The Disappearing Teacher –& Teaching

A new, special issue of the free, online journal, Phenomenology & Practice, is out. The theme of this issue is “the call of teaching.” One excellent article in the issue is by Gert Biesta. It looks at a question that has … Continue reading

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Relational Pedagogy and Teacher Personae Online

Claire Major from the U. of Alabama recently requested a short description for her forthcoming book, Teaching Online: Understanding and Managing Instructional Changes when Teaching with the Internet (forthcoming from JHU Press). She asked about the connection between the notion … Continue reading

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Reviews are in for: Place of the Classroom & Space of the Screen

Just got a couple of excellent reviews for my 2011 book, one from the British Journal of Educational Technology, and the other from Erziehungswissenschaftliche Revue (Educational Studies Review). First from BJET: “Friesen argues, tenaciously and knowledgeably, in favour of a different … Continue reading

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Silence in the Classroom: One Student's Experience

[slideshare id=13622450&doc=onestudentsexperienceof-120712192640-phpapp02] Here’s the slides (above) and the text (download pdf) that I had the pleasure of presenting in support of one of my students, Merilee Hamelock. In many classrooms, evaluation of learning relies on easily observable, easily measurable student … Continue reading

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Special Issue of Techné on my Article "Dissection and Simulation"

Robert Rosenberger (Georgia Tech) has put together a special issue of Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology based on my article on Dissection & Simulation: Transparency or Encumbrance? (draft). This special issue contains articles or responses by Don Ihde, Albert … Continue reading

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Place of the Classroom and Space of the Screen

Just submitted a manuscript to the publisher for review: The Place of the Classroom and the Space of the Screen: Relational Pedagogy and Internet Technology. The manuscript looks at the lived experience of Web applications commonly used in education: technologies … Continue reading

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Online Dissection: An encounter with the new/other or just more of the self-same?

Just finished revisions to the paper, Dissection and Simulation: Brilliance and Transparency, or Encumbrance and Disruption?, which will soon be appearing in the online journal Techné. Here’s the abstract: The increasing use of online simulations as replacements for animal dissection in … Continue reading

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Seminar on Pedagogical Theory & Learning Sciences at Oulu University, Finland

Presentation: Back in May, I taught a seminar on continental pedagogical theory and the North American learning sciencesat Oulu University in Finland. I’ve recently found the time to put the description and corresponding PointPoint materials online. See: http://learningspaces.org/oulu/index.html

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Hermeneutic Phenomenologies and new Technologies

A brief description of the mini-seminar, to be delivered in English and German on Nov. 4 & 5, 2008. Hermeneutic phenomenology, as the study of lived experience and its meanings, has had a rich and complex relationship with both the … Continue reading

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A Journal is (re)Born: Phenomenology & Practice

Phenomenology & Practice is an online, open-access journal journal dedicated to the study of the lived experience of professional and everyday human practices. This journal, for which I am both co-editor and technical editor, revives and expands Phenomenology + Pedagogy, … Continue reading

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