Posthumanist Learning: What Robots and Cyborgs Teach us About Being Ultra-social

1st Edition

Cathrine Hasse

Routledge
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 390 Pages
ISBN 9781138125186 - CAT# Y214763

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Summary

In this text Hasse presents a new, inclusive, posthuman learning theory, designed to keep up with the transformations of human learning resulting from new technological experiences, as well as considering the expanding role of cyborg devices and robots in learning. This ground-breaking book draws on research from across psychology, education, and anthropology to present a truly interdisciplinary examination of the relationship between technology, learning and humanity.

Posthumanism questions the self-evident status of human beings by exploring how technology is changing what can be categorised as ‘human’. In this book, the author applies a posthumanist lens to traditional learning theory, challenging conventional understanding of what a human learner is, and considering how technological advances are changing how we think about this question. Throughout the book Hasse uses vignettes of her own research and that of other prominent academics to exemplify what technology can tell us about how we learn and how this can be observed in real-life settings.

Posthumanist Learning is essential reading for students and researchers of posthumanism and learning theory from a variety of backgrounds, including psychology, education, anthropology, robotics and philosophy.

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