This unit will enable learners to deeply understand the tensions and potential of the unique point in history that humanity currently occupies, by exploring the combination of technological and social changes that have given rise to our present moment.
|Unit Information: |
This Thrive unit and the lessons are designed for students to work through at their own pace. This is because students may want to spend more time on one particular topic than another. The units are composed of 5/6 lessons in each unit and each lesson can take between 2-4 hours depending on how one paces themselves. There are activities and tasks in each lesson and resources to support learning. Many of the lessons have summative tasks that draw together the learning in each of the individual lessons.
In this Thrive unit, there are many aspects that may directly connect with you. Although very stimulating and thought-provoking, because we are all human, some topics may affect us more than others and may have a deeper meaning for us. For example, exploring our relationship with technology may connect with aspects of our lives that may be more meaningful or have more impact than others. If you are affected by any of the issues or topics covered in the unit, please contact your counsellor in school or reach out to your pastoral leader.
- Homo Technologicus
- The Promise of Exponential Technology
- The Pitfalls of Exponential Technology
- Technology and Human Wisdom
- Technology and Human Weakness
- The Perils of Living in the Future
Questions asked in the course
|How do humans and technology relate?|
|How do we best leverage the potential of technology?|
|How do we navigate the pitfalls of technology?|
|What’s it like to be a human in a tech-driven world?|
|How do we build on the new foundation we’ve forged?|
Please find below the introduction to unit 1: Technology & Humanity.
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