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Danah Henriksen
Edwin Creely
Natalie Gruber


This article discusses the importance of pedagogy of care designed for online teaching and learning settings. We offer a model for care in online education built on theoretical foundations, including Jerome Bruner’s (1996) work on folk pedagogies. Through the lens of Bruner’s folk pedagogies, there are new possibilities for developing folk pedagogies designed for care in online spaces. Threading this with experiential learning, humanistic psychology, and theory about technologies, we identify tensions within human-technological intersections, including the intersections of agency between human and machine. While such tensions are important to identify, there is also a need to move beyond the tensions and the implied binary between the human and the technological to envision new assemblages and creative possibilities that afford care and allow for student agency. Stemming from this model, we offer practical implications for educators and researchers towards a human-centered pedagogy of care for online learning pointing to technological futures.

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