Embodied knowing in online environments

Dall'Alba, Gloria and Barnacle, Robyn (2005) Embodied knowing in online environments. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 37 5: 719-744. doi:10.1111/j.1469-5812.2005.00153.x

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Author Dall'Alba, Gloria
Barnacle, Robyn
Title Embodied knowing in online environments
Journal name Educational Philosophy and Theory   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-1857
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2005.00153.x
Volume 37
Issue 5
Start page 719
End page 744
Total pages 26
Editor M. Peters
Place of publication UK
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 330107 Educational Technology and Media
740301 Higher education
Abstract In higher education, the conventional design of educational programs emphasises imparting knowledge and skills, in line with traditional Western epistemology. This emphasis is particularly evident in the design and implementation of many undergraduate programs in which bodies of knowledge and skills are decontextualised from the practices to which they belong. In contrast, the notion of knowledge as foundational and absolute has been extensively challenged. A transformation and pluralisation has occurred: knowledge has come to be seen as situated and localized into various 'knowledges', and the status of the body has taken on renewed significance in epistemological debates. Rather than thinking of knowledge as transcending the body, the embodiment of knowledge has become a key factor in understanding the nature of knowledge and what it means to know. In this paper, we adopt a phenomenological perspective in exploring the notion of embodied knowing as it relates to higher education programs and, more specifically, the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used in these programs.
Keyword online learning
embodied knowing
higher education
information and communication technologies
Q-Index Code C1

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