Future Wise Educating Our Children for a Changing World

ISBN-10: 1118844084
ISBN-13: 9781118844083
Edition: 2014
Authors: David Perkins
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Description: The author contends that there's no one answer to the question of what's worth learning in schools.  Instead  the mission of the book is to explore better ways to think about the question. It offers a toolkit - key concepts, criteria, and ways of  More...

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/4/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056

The author contends that there's no one answer to the question of what's worth learning in schools.  Instead  the mission of the book is to explore better ways to think about the question. It offers a toolkit - key concepts, criteria, and ways of prioritizing-- that will help us all arrive at better answers to what's worth learning in our classes, our schools, our school systems, and our nations. Chapters include:1  Learning for Tomorrow -  Where Knowledge Goes in Learners' Lives2  Learning Agendas -  The Mixed Blessings of Achievement, Information, and Expertise3  Big Understandings -  Learning that Matters in Learners' Lives4  Big Questions -  Learning Beyond what's Settled and Known5  Lifeready Learning -   Making What's Worth Learning Ready for Life6  The Seven Seas of Knowledge -  Lifeworthy Learning from the Disciplines7  Ways of Knowing -  Powerful Patterns of Thought from the  Disciplines and Beyond8  Buckets of Knowledge -  Organizing Content across the Years of Education9  Big Knowhow -  21st Century Skills and Beyond10  Knowledge on the Way to Wisdom At the end of each chapter, the author presents 4 quests for reimagining education.  (1) identifying lifeworthy learning in contrast with not-so-lifeworthy learning; (2) choosing what lifeworthy learning to teach from the many possibilities; (3) teaching for lifeworthy learning in ways that make the most of it; and (4) constructing a lifeworthy curriculum.

He codirects the think tank "{Project Zero" at the Harvard Graduate School of Education & has authored books on mind, intelligence, creativity & learning.

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