A Radical Shift in Education Practice and the Question of Ethical Reflection in Pandemic Era


  • Joseph Munyoki Mwinzi University of Nairobi, Kenya




Authenticity, Categorical Imperative, Contingency, Education, Ethics, Subjectivity, Relativity, Digital Technology


The contemporary society is at a crucial point in the evolution of digital technology. An extensive usage of digital technology in education theory, policy, and practice poses the challenge of digital ethics. It is apt to be conversant with digital ethics, which is ‘doing the right thing at the intersection of technological innovation and accepted societal values’. On the contrary, these dazzling digital technologies capture the attention and inspire imagination of human beings in the framework of teaching and learning in the current era. The speed of digital technology change and the relativity of social values cannot ignore the indispensable questions about ethics in educational theory, policy, and practice. Therefore, this treatise draws attention to the indispensable necessity of averting the reality of relativity, contingency, and subjectivity as perceived in digital technology and affirming the relevance of authenticity as the hallmark of ethical deliberations in the realm of educational theory, policy, and practice.


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How to Cite

Mwinzi, J. M. (2022). A Radical Shift in Education Practice and the Question of Ethical Reflection in Pandemic Era. Canadian Journal of Educational and Social Studies, 2(3), 98–108. https://doi.org/10.53103/cjess.v2i3.44