Deciphering the Potentials of Information and Communication Technology from the Postmodern Perspective: When “the Other” of Language Matters More in the Case of Social Science Knowledge

By Jack Yue and Allan Yuen.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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By deconstructing the role of language, the paper deciphers the potentials of ICT in teaching and learning from the postmodern perspective through a case study of public policy analysis.

Keywords: Postmodernism, Deconstruction, Information and communication technology, Social science knowledge, Public policy analysis, Scientization, Linguistification, Visualization, Creativity

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.155-166. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 793.121KB).

Mr Jack Yue

Jack YUE is a lecturer at the City University of Hong Kong. He got a Bachelor degree in History with First Class Honors in 1987 from the University of Hong Kong. He then moved on to study an alternative social science discipline, public administration, and graduated in 1989 with a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. He then joined the City University and has been teaching there for more than 13 years. He is interested in poststructuralism and postmodernism, and has been using the perspective to study public administration, public policy analysis, ethics and critical thinking and problem solving. He is now pursuing a Doctor of Education degree at the University of Hong Kong. The EdD research proposal is to study the innovativeness of information and communication technology (ICT) from a postmodern perspective.

Dr Allan Yuen

Dr Allan H.K. Yuen is Head of the Division of Information and Technology Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. in philosophy and education respectively as well as his postgraduate diploma in education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and received his graduate diploma and Ph.D. in computer science from La Trobe University. He is a member of the Australian Computer Society and the IEEE. His research interests include computer studies education, mathematics education, information technology in education and teacher education. Dr Yuen has been the vice chairman of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association and vice president of the Hong Kong Association for Educational Communications and Technology.


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