Constructing EduTwitter

Filling the pail

For reasons I cannot recall, I recently listened to this podcast in which an Australian education academic is interviewed about a book chapter he has written on teachers and social media. The discussion is largely about the unpleasant nature of EduTwitter and how it has not led to a greater voice for teachers. I have provided a link to the podcast even though I would never expect the favour to be returned.

I find these kinds of discussions grimly fascinating. I have no problem taking a view on the major issues affecting education and yet the two people in the podcast position themselves as seated at a pavement cafe, observing the debate. As they smoke their metaphorical gitanes, they analyse and critique what all those other silly people are doing.

And yet their subjectivity is obvious. The academic talks of being criticised by people in England for referring to himself…

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