1st Edition

Putting Learning Before Technology! The Possibilities and Limits of Digitalization

By Klaus Zierer Copyright 2019
    130 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    130 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    For many, digitalization is the key to revolutionizing education. But what do we know about its impact on the learning process? What benefits are on offer and what are the risks? What are the consequences for educational interventions?

    Putting Learning Before Technology! discusses these questions and more in a thorough exploration of the use of technology in educational settings. Central to the author's argument is that digitalization as a sole and structural measure will bring little benefit and that the teachers who bring lessons to life are much more important. Features of the book include:

    • evidence from Visible Learning research to scientifically frame the effectiveness and pitfalls of technology in the classroom;
    • real-life classroom examples;
    • graphics to clearly illustrate key concepts and studies.

    This book is a fascinating analysis of the impact, possibilities, and limits of the use of technology within education, and will appeal to teachers and teacher-trainers in any setting or country.

    Preface; 1 Digitalization between Euphoria and Apocalypse; 2 The Challenge: Learning 4.0; 3 What Do We Know about the Influence of New Media on the Academic Performance of Children and Youths?; 4 From Information Storage to Information Processing. A Model for Orientation; 5 Teacher Professionalism Is Key; 6 Conclusion: Pedagogy before Technology; References; Index of Image Sources


    Klaus Zierer is Professor of Education at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and Associate Research Fellow of the ESRC-funded Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) at the University of Oxford, UK. He is co-author with John Hattie of the recently published 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning.