The Erosion of Face-to-Face Pedagogy

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226627
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235704 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

The Erosion of               Face-to-Face Pedagogy

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This chapter presents an essay on the escalating influence of computer technology in the affairs of pedagogy and the possible decline in face-to-face encounters in the pedagogical environment. It states that the development of online education has caused the quality of pedagogical interaction to deteriorate. This development has undermined the implacable power of face-to-face experience and highlighted the diluting character of distance as illustrated by voice mails. It suggests that the wider the physical gap, the more indirect the experience and the lesser the quality of educational experience.

Keywords: computer technology; face-to-face pedagogy; online education; voice mails; educational experience; essay

Chapter.  3355 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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