New Episthemologies in a Changing Media Environment

New Episthemologies in a Changing Media Environment

Giuseppe Ardrizzo
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-798-0.ch004
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This chapter draws the landscape of the passage from modernity to information society. This is a passage referring to our idea of the universe, the way we’re thinking, the modalities with which we make sense of the world. Describing them, it is also possible to understand the main challenges for education: a shift from linear to complex methodologies, the need to provide students with abilities for searching and evaluating information, and the development of a new episthemology with its cultural codes and its languages. If school doesn’t individualize new tools for interpreting youngsters’ behaviours, it shall not be able to understand its new role in this changing society: to work at digital literacy thinking of it as a knowledge literacy.

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