Fecha: Friday, 20 de March de 2020 a las 17:30h
New digital technologies affect the educational sphere, and not always for the better. Many of them “may be highly dubious from the point of view of the learner”, although it is also true that some may be “good bases on which to build good praxis”. The research group ‘Family, Education and Inclusive Schooling’ (TRIVIUM) sent out this warning in the prologue of the book that has just been published with the results of their research in recent years. But the book, entitled Intelligence and Technology. Challenges and Educational Proposals, does not just offer warnings about the interferences technology might have on teaching, but also strives to build bold new alternatives.
All of these proposals share a common theme: recognition of the essential educational value of narrative and literary fiction. The evidence of the indispensable nature of story-telling for a comprehensive education is one of the main lines of work of the TRIVIUM group.
The book, published by EUNSA (Ediciones de la Universidad de Navarra), is coordinated by Cintia Carreira, Marcin Kazmierczak and María Teresa Signes, members of TRIVIUM and professors at our university.
The various contributions to this collective effort are structured into four blocks: the first contains an ethical and axiological reflection on technological society, dehumanisation and the use of language; the second sets out the pillars on which the pedagogical potential of literary story-telling is based; the third block builds on theory to put forward proposals for work in the classroom structured around story-telling; finally, the fourth explores the application of the narrative method in specific areas such as affective-sexual education, business and scientific literacy.
As mentioned above, this is a collective effort comprising contributions from teachers and researchers of various nationalities. This diversity is to a large extent due to the fact that the book is, in a way, the natural result of the international conferences ‘Word in Education’, which our university organises in collaboration with the Jesuit University Ignatianum (Poland) and the Facultés Libres de Philosophie et de Psychologie (France).