European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) location:Cadiz date:18-21 September 2012
In this paper I elaborate a philosophical perspective on the shift that is currently taking place from traditional forms of teaching and learning to digital forms. My starting point is a Foucaultian framework, or more adequately put, I try to bring together two authors who develop critically and each in their own way a Foucaultian perspective, and who offer interesting ideas for coming to terms with the (digital) age we live in. This concerns more precisely the work of Giorgio Agamben and Bernard Stiegler. It is however rather uncommon to read these two philosophers together (and this is especially true for the sphere of philosophy and theory of education. I argue though that both perspectives might inform and complement one another, and that the joining of these two approaches offers a promising philosophical framework to think and discuss issues connected to the digitization of education that is taking place today, and more precisely the possibilities and limitations that come along with this evolution.