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Humans Aren’t Who We Think They Are (They’re a Pretty Poor Lot, Really), with James Paul Gee
English Education faculty are excited to announce that Dr. James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies and Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University, will be delivering the following talk on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in 179 Grace Dodge, 5:00-7:00 PM:
Humans Aren’t Who We Think They Are (They’re a Pretty Poor Lot, Really)
There is today a great deal of controversy over digital and social media. Even leaders in the tech industry are beginning to decry the time young people spend on smart phones and in social networks. To get at the “real” issues here, I want to start with the question: “What is a human being?”. Over the last couple of decades, quite different areas of research have made significant discoveries about the “nature” of human beings. This work, I believe, can give us a deeper understanding of digital and social media and more effective ways to harness them for good. The talk will be followed by a Q & A.
Please RSVP for this event, as space is limited. Preference will be given to doctoral and EdM students in the English Education program.
About the Speaker:
James Paul Gee is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies and Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education. His books include: Sociolinguistics and Literacies (Fifth Edition 2015); Situated Language and Learning (2004); An Introduction to Discourse Analysis (Fourth Edition 2014); What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (Second Edition 2007); The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Media (2013); Teaching, Learning, Literacy in Our High-Risk High-Tech World: A Framework for Becoming Human (2017); and Introducing Discourse: From Grammar to Society (2017). Prof. Gee has published widely in linguistics, learning science, literacy studies, digital media, and discourse analysis.
March 6, 2018, 5:00 PM
March 6, 2018, 7:00 PM