This paper presents a case study on distance teaching in a school in Greenland. Data from work on ... Read more
This paper presents a case study on distance teaching in a school in Greenland. Data from work on Grounded Theory is used to investigate ways of utilizing distance teaching in the school. The analysis draws on a prevalent perspective on distance teaching as providing access to education. The perspective combines with Michel Foucault’s concept of “governmentality”.
I will show how progressive possibilities are not necessarily to be found in ICT-driven distance teaching. Pedagogical drivers operate behind the choices of ICT equipment and ICT solutions which, in this case, brings ICT under the command of a less progressive pedagogical agenda.
As I will show, the commitment from the municipality and from the teachers was to use distance teaching and ICT for conventional schooling. The case lays the ground for a discussion on the progressivity of distance teaching and the use of advanced ICT solutions in schools. My aim with the paper is to add to the understanding of the scope of distance teaching in schools. Does ICT and distance teaching serve progressive ends per se? What do we learn about distance teaching from this setup in the school in Greenland?
Rapport fra forsøg med fjernundervisning i faget matematik i mellem skolen i Tasiilaq og en bygde ... Read more
Rapport fra forsøg med fjernundervisning i faget matematik i mellem skolen i Tasiilaq og en bygdeskole i østgrønland. Fjernundervisningen lykkedes ikke, primært fordi internetforbindelsen var for lille og ustabil.
Uddannelsessystemet reagerer med vrede, fornærmelse og straf, når studerende plagierer sig gennem ... Read more
Uddannelsessystemet reagerer med vrede, fornærmelse og straf, når studerende plagierer sig gennem eksamen. I stedet burde det se indad. For de unges adfærd drives frem af et system, der har en gammeldags instrumentel holdning til viden og vidensdeling.
The chapter discuss educational conditions in Greenland in perspective of ICT as basic infrastruc ... Read more
The chapter discuss educational conditions in Greenland in perspective of ICT as basic infrastructure in modern societies. Cloud computing utilizing online programs, platforms and knowledge ressources is taking over from paper and pen, books and offline stationary computers. Research is presented showing how Cloud computing is supportive of learning goals decided by politicians. In the chapter it is discussed how Greenland is lacking behind in providing pivotal educational possibilities for the population.