One cannot first choose a pedagogy and then a technology; pedagogy is the thoughtful combination of methods, technologies, social and physical designs and on-the-fly interactions to produce learning environments, student experiences, activities, outcomes or whatever your preferred way is of thinking about what we do in education. All elements inevitably shape the ways in which the other elements are used and experienced.
(The first line of that quote makes me think of the Boromir meme)
I enjoyed this short thoughtful piece by Tim Fawns about the relationship between technology and pedagogy.
It challenged me to reflect on the choices we make in our teaching practice, the interplay of concepts and the view we often share that “pedagogy should always drive technology”.
In the post the author goes on to outline the importance of context and how different the actual experience of learning can be from the intended design. “perhaps context and purpose should be the primary considerations when thinking about how technology is used in your teaching as an integrated part of a pedagogical approach?”
(context + purpose) drives (pedagogy [which includes actual uses of technology])
It is a short post, but it links out to a longer presentation exploring this expanded concept. I found the little equation above has certainly broadened my thinking and challenged some tropes we hear thrown around.