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Just Pinned to #MSCDE: Determinism
There may be 3 positions
  • uses determinsim – technology is a transparent tool for the realisation of educational aims (this aligns with instrumentalism)
  • technological determinsim – concerning the effects of technology on the individual and society (aligns with essentialism) and
  • social determinsim – concerned with the affects on societal concepts to drive changes and uses of technology
In other words, a clear determinist position is impossible because any object, concept, person or thing is necessarily determined by other relations.