Generative AI and re-weaving a pedagogical horizon of social possibility

Date

2024-02-12

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Journal ISSN

ISSN

2365-9440

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Publisher

Springer

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This article situates the potential for intellectual work to be renewed through an enriched engagement with the relationship between indigenous protocols and artificial intelligence (AI). It situates this through a dialectical storytelling of the contradictions that emerge from the relationships between humans and capitalist technologies, played out within higher education. It argues that these have ramifications for our conceptions of AI, and its ways of knowing, doing and being within wider ecosystems. In thinking about how technology reinforces social production inside capitalist institutions like universities, the article seeks to refocus our storytelling around mass intellectuality and generative possibilities for transcending alienating social relations. In so doing, the focus shifts to the potential for weaving new protocols, from existing material and historical experiences of technology, which unfold structurally, culturally and practically within communities. At the heart of this lies the question, what does it mean to live? In a world described against polycrisis, is it possible to tell new social science fictions, as departures towards a new mode of higher learning and intellectual work that seeks to negate, abolish and transcend the world as-is?

Description

open access article

Keywords

SOCIAL SCIENCES, artificial intelligence, dialectical storytelling, indigenous protocol, mass intellectuality, weaving

Citation

Hall, R. (2024) Generative AI and re-weaving a pedagogical horizon of social possibility. Special Collection, Higher Education Futures at the intersection of justice, hope, and educational technology. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education,

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/

Research Institute

Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice