The European Union from the Information Society to the pervasive Learning: the role of ICT

Education is not simply a technical business of well-managed information processing [..] It is a complex pursuit of fitting a culture to the needs of its members and of fitting its members and their ways of knowing to the needs of the culture. (J.S. Bruner, 1996, p. 43)

The Bruner’s statement provides the right key to understand the ongoing irreversible turning-point of the EU, which is clearly evident in official documents and community initiatives: from the dominance of the Information Society paradigm, strongly characterized by technological and technocratic concepts and based on a cybernetic notion of the information, to the raise of education and learning considered as pervasive basis of the European society, where ICT plays an essential role.

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