Returning to reality, by Phillip M. Thompson (2012) Lutterworth Cambridge, isbn 978-0-7188-9295-1 [Book review]

Hammer, Sara (2013) Returning to reality, by Phillip M. Thompson (2012) Lutterworth Cambridge, isbn 978-0-7188-9295-1 [Book review]. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44 (5). E177-E178. ISSN 0007-1013

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This book offers a broad-brush critique of the role of technology in modern life as seen through the spiritual lens of Thomas Merton's writing. The author, a theologian, argues that we must carefully balance the benefits of modern technology with its perils if we are to retain our humanity, as well as any vestige of the contemplative life. His general focus and generalising style mean that there is little here that specifically relates to, or would interest those in, educational technology. Target readers include theologians, philosophers and anyone interested.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 23:17
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 05:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education research
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130211 Religion Curriculum and Pedagogy
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12096_7

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