educational technologist and poet

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Marí Peté

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In partnership with academic staff, I reach to remain on the edge of change -- to provide students with curricula and learning environments relevant to the wired world of work. In this context I believe that meaning-making could make the difference between merely surviving, and thriving as 21st century scholars and academics.

In my research practice I play the role of technology ethnographer, combining the disciplines of educational technology and poetry. Like Kress & Lake, editors of the series Imagination And Praxis: Criticality And Creativity In Education And Educational Research, I believe that if we were to educate students adequately to cope with their inheritance, namely, numerous challenges in an increasingly complex world, then 'the educational community needs a serious dose of imagination' ".