Co-Imagining Futures Workshop: Moral Reasoning Sequence







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Contributed date

August 29, 2019 - 10:05am

Critical Commentary

In this video clip of an interaction in one of our Co-Imagining Futures workshops, an unplanned discussion regarding ethical implications and underlying assumptions with respect to the future of higher education and IT education occurs. Here, our invited expert Dr. Morgan Benton reframes and challenges some of the assumptions of the Futures Lab students, then York challenges and reframes Benton's assumptions, then Conley challenges and reframes Futures Lab students, and so on. This dialogue occurs well-into the workshop, at a point in which everyone seems to be developing more comfort with this kind of exchange. This moment illustrates one aspect of why experiments in critical participation are needed: here, a spontaneous ethical reasoning interaction is fun and integrated into a wide-ranging discussion about IT education with experts from different disciplines and students from different disciplines.

Here is a link to the YouTube version that has YouTube-generated closed captioning:

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Emily York, Shannon N. Conley, STS Futures Lab and JMU Innovation Services, "Co-Imagining Futures Workshop: Moral Reasoning Sequence", contributed by Emily York, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 29 August 2019, accessed 23 March 2023.