Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2019, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (5): 17-25.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2019.05.002

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Implication and Limits of Information Technology and Educational Theory

Li Yunxing, Wang Lianghui, Zhou Yueliang   

  1. College of Teacher Education, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004, China
  • Online:2019-09-20 Published:2019-09-11

Abstract: Technology is not only related to education, but also shapes the production of educational theory. Information technology has changed the form of educational practice, provided a new school education epistemology different from the representation epistemology, and revolutionized the logic of educational knowledge production, thus having a profound implication for educational theory. The disappearance of the intrinsic purpose of technology leads to the limits of educational value in information technology, and the duality of technology inherently embodies educational limits and ethical challenges of information technology. The reconstruction of educational theory toward information technology should establish the value scale of "human life growth" and maintain the openness of education. This can help solve and respond to the limits of information technology and educational theory.

Key words: information technology, educational theory, connectivism, value scale