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Education 2 0

Author : Leonard J. Waks
ISBN : 9781317260783
Genre : Education
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Thirty years of spirited school reforms have failed to improve our schools and instead have left our public school systems in disarray. Meanwhile, employment prospects for high school and college graduates are fading, and the public is losing faith in its schools. The education paradigm inherited from the Industrial Era is in crisis. In the last decade, however, the Internet and new Web 2.0 technologies have placed the entirety of human knowledge in the hands of everyone. What will our educational institutions make of this unprecedented flood of Web-based learning resources? How can schools be transformed to accommodate the new possibilities for personal and social learning? Leonard Waks gathers all the pieces of our current educational puzzle together in this groundbreaking book. Drawing on new organizational models grounded in complexity theory, Waks maps out an inspiring new paradigm for education in the Internet age, and connects all the dots in constructing detailed models for new schools-now transformed into "open learning centers." Finally, Waks details action steps readers can take to speed this transformative process along in their own locations.

Education 2 0

Author : Leonard J. Waks
ISBN : 1612050352
Genre : Education
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Thirty years of spirited school reforms have failed to improve our schools and instead have left our public school systems in disarray. Meanwhile, employment prospects for high school and college graduates are fading, and the public is losing faith in its schools. The education paradigm inherited from the Industrial Era is in crisis. In the last decade, however, the Internet and new Web 2.0 technologies have placed the entirety of human knowledge in the hands of everyone. What will our educational institutions make of this unprecedented flood of Web-based learning resources? How can schools be transformed to accommodate the new possibilities for personal and social learning? Leonard Waks gathers all the pieces of our current educational puzzle together in this groundbreaking book. Drawing on new organizational models grounded in complexity theory, Waks maps out an inspiring new paradigm for education in the Internet age, and connects all the dots in constructing detailed models for new schools--now transformed into "open learning centers." Finally, Waks details action steps readers can take to speed this transformative process along in their own locations.

Rethinking Us Education Policy

Author : Daniel Araya
ISBN : 9781137475565
Genre : Education
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Drawing on discussions of the "Creative Economy," the "Network Economy," and the "Green Economy," Rethinking US Education Policy critiques educational policies authored by the Obama administration and considers the need for a new educational policy framework that is better adapted to an era of accelerating innovation.

Systems Theory For Pragmatic Schooling Toward Principles Of Democratic Education

Author : C. Cunningham
ISBN : 9781137449320
Genre : Education
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Writing for educators and education leaders, Cunningham shows that combining a philosophy of pragmatism with thinking about education as systems can illuminate challenges in contemporary schooling and provide practical solutions for creating a democratic education.

Listening To Teach

Author : Leonard J. Waks
ISBN : 9781438458311
Genre : Education
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First book to offer a survey of pedagogical listening in conventional and alternative methodologies. What happens when teachers step back from didactic talk and begin to listen to their students? After decades of neglect, we are currently witnessing a surge of interest in this question. Listening to Teach features the leading voices in the recent discussion of listening in education. These contributors focus close attention on the key role of teachers as they move away from didactic talk and begin to devise innovative pedagogical strategies that encourage active listening by teachers and also cultivate active listening skills in learners. Twelve teaching approaches are explored, from Reggio Emilia’s project method and Paulo Freire’s pedagogy of the oppressed to experiential learning and philosophy for children. Each chapter offers a brief explanation of one of these approaches—its background, the problems it aims to resolve, the educators who have pioneered it, and its treatment of listening. The chapters conclude with ideas and suggestions drawn from these pedagogies that may be useful to classroom teachers.

Educating For Creativity

Author : Robert Kelly
ISBN : 9781550594133
Genre : Education
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Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey with educator and artist Robert Kelly to the most innovative schools on the planet to witness creative practice in action, with examples from early childhood to post-secondary levels. Through stories and real-life examples, discover the techniques of global leaders in creativity and design thinking, including India's Riverside School, Denmark's Kaospilots, and San Francisco's Brightworks. Educating for Creativity provides a theoretical framework for creative practice and creative development alongside a practical exploration of how to make creativity in education work from pioneers in the field.

Effective Digital Learning Environments

Author : Jo Williamson
ISBN : 156484367X
Genre : EDUCATION
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The ISTE Standards for Coaches describe the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. A full implementation of these standards and performance indicators is critical to supporting technology implementation in schools. In this book, author Jo Williamson breaks down each of the ISTE Standards for Coaches into applicable strategies--illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world--to help you understand the standards and adapt them to your school's or organization's unique setting. With chapters dedicated to each of the six standards, in-depth examinations of the supporting elements, a rubric, and other learning resources, this valuable guide will support you in creating highly effective digital age learning environments.

Teaching For Creativity In The Common Core Classroom

Author : Ronald A. Beghetto
ISBN : 9780807773505
Genre : Education
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Creativity and the Common Core State Standards are both important to today’s teachers. Yet, for many educators, nurturing students’ creativity seems to conflict with ensuring that they learn specific skills and content. In this book, the authors outline ways to adapt existing lessons and mandated curricula to encourage the development of student creativity alongside more traditional academic skills. Based on cutting-edge psychological research on creativity, the text debunks common misconceptions about creativity and describes how learning environments can support both creativity and the Common Core, offers creative lessons and insights for teaching English language arts and mathematics, and includes assessments for creativity and Common Core learning. Featuring numerous classroom examples, this practical resource will empower teachers to think of the Common Core and creativity as encompassing complementary, rather than mutually exclusive, goals. Book Features: Shows how teaching skills mandated by the CCSS and teaching for creativity can reinforce one another. Helps teachers better understand what creativity is, how to develop it, and how to assess it in meaningful ways. Examines the many misconceptions about creativity that prevent teachers from doing their best work. Provides classroom examples, ideas, and lesson plans from successful teachers across disciplines. “This wonderful book makes the important point that teaching to well-designed standards is completely consistent with teaching for creativity. [It] is filled with practical advice for teachers about how to teach to Common Core standards, in both ELA and math, in ways that lead to creative learning outcomes.” —Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Beghetto, and Baer make a strong, nuanced case that knowledge for the sake of knowledge may be acceptable for immediate retention, but knowledge in the service of creating new possibilities has long-term consequences that can’t be ignored by educators and society.” —Scott Barry Kaufman, scientific director, The Imagination Institute and researcher, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania

Blueprint For Tomorrow

Author : Prakash Nair
ISBN : 1612507050
Genre : Education
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Blueprint for Tomorrow draws upon the impact of architecture and school design on learning environments. This book is a great resource for school districts concerned with avoiding over-spending and renovating existing, aging infrastructure.

Pedagogy Praxis And Purpose In Education

Author : C.M. Mulcahy
ISBN : 9781317932901
Genre : Education
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Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling this development has been the emergence of well-endowed and influential private foundations, and an increase in corporate influence in shaping policy. In this volume the authors consider the discourse, rhetoric, and underlying values that sustain these developments alongside those that underlie more longstanding and competing educational theories and practices. This volume highlights the importance of recognizing opposing conceptualizations of education—some more educationally productive than others— and their core values, approaches to student learning, strengths and weaknesses, and justification. The authors analyze and critique what Jane Roland Martin has referred to as ‘the deep structure of educational thought’, and seek improved educational policy and practice with particular reference to curriculum and pedagogy. It features a comparative analysis of competing discourses including autocratic control, limited personal development, and praxis.

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