This book is exactly what we need so we can prepare the next generation of learners. There is nothing “wrong” with our education system; it’s exactly what we needed to prepare students for success in the 20th century. Ian and Ryan make the case for what’s changed, where the gaps are, what’s being done to address the gaps, and what we all need to do now so that today’s kids, our students, are well equipped to thrive in the world they’ll inherit.
A Brief History of the Future of Education is a must-read for anyone concerned with the ways in which all generations engage with the world and each other. The authors are former teachers who have studied and traversed the educational technology journey of the last 15 to 20 years. They understand what is happening in the workforce and how it will affect the definition of school as we know it. The historical perspective provides insight into the decisions that were made in education in the past.
I have adopted this book and the students and I really like it. I have just requested the new book by the same authors coming out in Feb. Great work! As a Instructional Technologist and Professor for many years, I truly enjoy the authors' point of view written throughout the text. Wonderful work.
This is a beautiful book, well-organised, with full colour illustrations/photographs. It is well-suited to teachers/practitioners to help them consider and experiment with ideas for future-proofing their teaching.
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