1. Devices and Educational Change

  1. Tara Fenwick and
  2. Richard Edwards
  1. Jan Nespor

Published Online: 3 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118275825.ch1

Researching Education Through Actor-Network Theory

Researching Education Through Actor-Network Theory

How to Cite

Nespor, J. (2012) Devices and Educational Change, in Researching Education Through Actor-Network Theory (eds T. Fenwick and R. Edwards), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118275825.ch1

Editor Information

  1. School of Education, University of Stirling, UK

Author Information

  1. The Ohio State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Educational Philosophy and Theory Special Issue Book Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael A. Peters

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118274897

Online ISBN: 9781118275825



  • device-mediated educational change;
  • device mediated changes, effects of non-linear processes;
  • devices, in reorganizing agency, in core organizational activities;
  • theoretical tools, in analyzing change processes;
  • ANT perspective, devices and distribution;
  • the social, natural worlds, as effect of relations, located within;
  • interaction, the physical, and environment congealing past actions;
  • ITV as AECT with technology, compulsory to post-secondary education;
  • instruments of ‘virtual witnessing’;
  • devices we make, as elements of our environments, remaking us


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Devices and Distribution in Actor Network Theory

  • Little ‘Demos’:Technology and Organizational Identity

  • Devices and Change: Tinkering, Cartesian Fixes, Brokerage

  • Conclusions

  • Note

  • References