Universität Wien FIND

190033 SE Education as an Academic Discipline (2019W)

Educating posthumanity? Contemporary provocations for theory, practice, and research in education

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 19 - Bildungswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

Moodle; Fr 01.11. 13:15-19:00 Seminarraum 4 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG



max. 25 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 16.12. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 17.12. 13:15 - 19:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Saturday 11.01. 13:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 14.01. 13:15 - 19:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to observe, discuss, and critically approach the formation of the contemporary discourse of the so-called digital humanities and the provocations/appeals it creates for the discipline of education. The course, thereby, also sets the purpose of scrutinizing the invention of Homo digitalis and of analyzing the promises and limits of posthumanist theory for education. Understanding the emergence of digital humanities historically, the course will draw on the transformations in social sciences in the post-WWII time. Further, the students will exercise the constructivist lens while considering the making of Homo digitalis and critically analyze posthumanist thinking for contemporary education.
In the course of the seminar, the students will improve the skills of critical and problem-oriented reading of texts and sources.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the group projects will earn students 25% of the grade, as well as continued participation in the discussions throughout the course (25%). 50% of the grade is allocated to a written essay that the students are to prepare as their final term paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Capurro, R. (2017) Homo Digitalis: Beiträge zur Ontologie, Anthropologie und Ethik der digitalen Technik. Stuttgart: Springer.
Halpern, O. (2015). Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945. Durham: Duke University Press.
Heyck, H. (2015). Age of System: Understanding the Development of Modern Social Science. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Jandrić, P. (Ed.). (2017). Learning in the Age of Digital Reason. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

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