Hello, my name is David Shutkin. I am an Associate Professor of Educational Media and Technology and a member of the faculty in the Department of Education and School Psychology at John Carroll University. Both the University and the Department offer a congenial environment for my integrated and reflective teaching, scholarship and service.
The integration of technology is having a synergistic effect on classroom practices. The potential of technology to benefit the educational experiences of children has never been greater. Yet the complexities of effective technology integration have never offered such great challenges. From the inclusion of new pedagogies that relate theories of the extended mind to the design and implementation of web-based learning experiences to critiques of neoliberal accountability schemes, I am continually augmenting and adjusting the courses I teach.
My scholarship concerns technology studies, curriculum theory, and non-foundational ethics. At present, I am researching the theory of the extended mind and the experience of being a student in school. Methodologically, I employ forms of discourse analysis and actor network theory.
Representative publications: Shutkin, David. Representationalism and Power: The Individual Subject and Distributed Cognition in the Field of Educational Technology. Studies in Philosophy and Education (2019). Becoming the Future: The Lake Highlands Middle School Laptop and Learning Initiative (2013). Face to Face in a Third Space: Hypertext Design & Curriculum Theory (2007). Neoliberalism, The Technological Sublime, and Techniques of the Self. Educational Technology (2005). Thinking of the Other: Constructivist Discourse in the Field of Educational Technology. Journal of Educational Thought (2004).