LEARNING THROUGH DIGNITY: PARTICIPATORY COMMUNICATION THEORY
Dennis Maxey, Bridgewater State College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes an alternative approach to traditional instructional design models by suggesting that participatory communication theory (PCT) creates a process which values the learner's voice. As a student develops a critical awareness of his/her environment, participatory media becomes a catalyst for cognition. Learners use media tools to influence their own lives. PCT suggests that learning is political as well as psychological and that dignity is a fundamental component of learning.
Maxey, D. (2000). LEARNING THROUGH DIGNITY: PARTICIPATORY COMMUNICATION THEORY. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 790-794). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).