Category Archives: philosophy

Open Education as Bildung

Here are my slides for tomorrow’s presentation at  the What’s the use of philosophy of education? workshop at Liverpool Hope University. View more presentations from Robert Farrow.

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Thoughts on ‘Open’ Policy

The most popular policy initiative in the world of OER is proving to have considerable appeal to a range of stakeholders.  Here’s a concise expression of it, courtesy of David Wiley, Cable Green, and Louis Soares at Center for American Progress.  (The … Continue reading

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Honneth in London Redux

This is a re-post from my neglected first blog, where I tried to get my head around blogging and how it might be used to help me to focus my research.  I posted a lot of different stuff, learning how … Continue reading

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In The Game

Here are the slides from the presentation I gave at the annual Philosophy of Computer Games conference earlier this week (paper co-written with Jo Iacovides). View more presentations from Robert Farrow.

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From Philosophy to Blogging

An interesting conversation between David Roberts (Grist), Andrew Sullivan (The Daily Beast), and Matthew Yglesias (Slate).  Organized and chaired by Andrew Light (Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy)

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Three interesting Calls for Papers

Good calls for papers are kind of like buses:  they tend to show up in groups.  Three caught my eye this week… here’s hoping that I can find the time to get around to all of them! 1. Critique, Democracy, … Continue reading

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OER as Educational Philosophy

Here are the slides from my presentation to the Computers and Learning Research Group.  My basic argument can be summarised as follows Discourse about Open Educational Resources (OERs) has reached a point of maturity and needs to be (at least) … Continue reading

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Deconstruction: An Intro

Here’s an introductory lecture on deconstruction from Yale University Courses, helpfully released as part of an open course.  Part two is available here.

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Can Technology ‘Democratize’ Academia?

(This is a brief write-up of a presentation I gave at the Digital Humanities Colloquium a couple of months ago.) Can Technology 'Democratize' Academia? from Robert Farrow It is beyond doubt that new technologies are radically transforming the practices associated … Continue reading

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Philosophical Pedagogy: Wittgenstein

Philosophical pedagogy is unusual in that the learner is being encouraged by the teacher to think for themselves and develop critical skills rather than absorb a certain concept or datum.  Here’s a report on Wittgenstein’s teaching style that I read … Continue reading

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