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digital tools, education, Hannah Arendt, ChatGPT


Digital tools are part of our daily life. Thus, they also enter educational contexts. With reference to Hannah Arendt’s writings this paper explores if, and to what extent, digital tools can be considered to be helpful and desirable in education. For this exploration the paper is divided into three parts. In the first part Arendt’s distinction between three human activities and her concepts of animal laborans and homo faber are transferred to educational contexts. The second part connects these concepts to different ideas of educational theory and their consequences for teacher education. Finally, the last part reflects on the risks and potentialities of digital tools in education by taking a closer look at the discussion around ChatGPT and its claimed values for teachers.


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