Learning Futures Education, Technology and Social Change

ISBN-10: 0415581435

ISBN-13: 9780415581431

Edition: 2011

Authors: Keri Facer

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Keri Facer is Professor of Educational and Social Futures in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK.

Introduction: Education, technology and the future
Thinking about 'the future'
Relationships between social and technological change
How can we rewrite the relationship between education and the future?
Key assumptions
Outline of the book
Is there a future for schools?
Educating the 'new millennials' and 'digital natives'
Competition and fragmentation
A new educational ecology
Learning and working
The disappearing school?
In defence of a school
A new generational contract
The standard model of childhood
'Digital natives' and 'lifelong learners'
Ageing populations and beanpole families
Salesman, disciplinarian or competitor: what role for adults?
Anew contract between generations
Being human
Improving on evolution?
The non-forgetting human
When biology meets computing
Diversity and interdependence
Collective, embodied and dangerous knowledge
Collective intelligence
Stewarding the knowledge commons
Thinking with the body
From filtering to integration
Dealing with dangerous knowledge
Discernment, responsibility and multiliteracy
Mind the gaps
Disaggregating institutions
Radical polarization
Breakdown: the twenty-first-century canyon
Building living futures
Education intervening in economic futures
Networks, collectives and crowds
New public spaces
Potential tools for social change
False democracies
Democratic futures?
Schools building a quality conversation about the future
A future-building school
Beyond 'future-proofing'
Towards the future-building school
The future-building school of 2035
Resource mapping
The museum
The common room
The digital layer
The futures game
The staff
Making it real
Educational futures already in development
Nine conditions to enable future-building schools
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