A Brief History of the Future of Education
Learning in the Age of Disruption
- Ian Jukes - The InfoSavvy21 Group
- Ryan L. Schaaf - Notre Dame of Maryland University
Foreword by Steve Wozniak
The Future Tense of Teaching in the Digital Age
The digital environment has radically changed how and what students need and want to learn, but have we radically changed how we deliver education? Are educators shifting and adapting or stuck in the traditional That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It world?
In this book, educators will be challenged to take action and adapt to a split-screen classroom--thinking and acting to accommodate today’s learners versus allowing traditional practices by default. Written with a touch of humor and a choose-your-own-adventure approach, the authors built chapters to be skimmed, scoured or searched for interesting, relevant or required material. Readers will be able to jump in where it serves them best.
- Consider predictions about what learning will look like in the future.
- Understand and learn to leverage nine core learning attributes of digital generations.
- Discover ten critical roles educators can embrace to remain relevant in the digital age.
Keep things simple, concentrate on how learners learn, and change your approach from present to future tense.
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. A deeper understanding of how schooling has evolved over time serves as a catalyst for thinking more deeply about how we might redesign education. This book provides a vision for education in the future.
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.