All Past Events

Higher Education in a Machine Age 2


Time 09:30 - 12:30



Organiser :

 - FaSCoRe

 - Lumina College


flier agenda2 reading

Higher Education in a Machine Age 2:
My faith, my discipline, my machine culture

This series of round-table discussions will consider Christian perspectives on the impact that technological thinking has had on higher education.

Drawing on the insights of Session 1, this session practically considers how the implications play out within different aspects of university life. Specifically, we shall look at experiences of technological thinking in research, teaching, and administration.

Agenda for Session 2.

We will hold this dicsussion by Zoom.

Preparatory readings for Session 2:

Chapter 7 of Muller, Jerry Z. (2018). The Tyranny of Metrics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
(Aditionally - and optionally - Chapter 1 of The Tyranny of Metrics for context.)

Chapter 5 of Postman, Neil (1996). The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School. New York, NY: Vintage Books.

Chapter 8 of Ream, Todd C. and Perry L. Glanzer (2013). The Idea of a Christian College: A Reexamination foor Today's University. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

Session dates:

7th Nov. 2020: Session 1
Has machine culture kidnapped higher education? 

5th Dec. 2020: Session 2
My faith, my discipline, my machine culture

6th Feb. 2021: Session 3
The totalising effects of machine culture in higher education  

6th Mar. 2021: Session 4
Community responses to machine culture

10th Apr. 2021: Session 5
Charting the future and engaging with technology