Education was established to create employees for 19th and 20th century manufacturing models. The 21st century requires a rethink. Change is happening fast, with jobs not guaranteed as robots are taking over routines. We must prepare students for uncertainty & higher-level employment – helping them think and communicate instead of retain and recall facts for passing exams. Some curricula is either irrelevant for today or gained at the press of a button. Listening and literate talk (narratives) for collaboratively solving real problems should be the focus, not facts forgotten after tests. The book explores this important debate.
Contributors are: Daryle Abrahams, Nigel Adams, Peter Chatterton, Stefano Cobello, Joanna Ebner, Pierre Frath, Irene Glendinning, Susan James, Riccarda Matteucci, Gloria McGregor, Elena Milli, Elizabeth Negus, Juan Eduardo Romero, Rosemary Sage and Emma Webster.
Rosemary Sage, Ph.D. (1992), University of Cambridge and Leicester, is a qualified Speech & Language Pathologist, Psychologist & Teacher (English, Maths, Sciences), working in national/international health, education & social services, leading many research projects on language, education and employment with awards for this work.
Riccarda Matteucci, Dott. at L’Aquila University, Italy (1973), Master in Science of Education at Queens College, NYC, USA (2001–2004), is an experienced senior school teacher and university lecturer in Italy, USA , UK and Africa. As an expert in communication and language-learning problems, she is presently involved in bullying issues in education, technology support in class and H. Gardner’s 9 intelligences theory. She was a Senior Research Fellow at Cambridge, where she was invited to compile the history of Italian language use in Britain.
Foreword Juan Eduardo Romero
Preface: The World Is Shifting and Education Must Evolve Rosemary Sage
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: How the World Is Changing Education Rosemary Sage
PART 1: The Politics of Education
Introduction to Part 1 Rosemary Sage and Riccarda Matteucci
1 Global Trends Rosemary Sage
2 The Present and Future World: What Education Needs to Consider Rosemary Sage
3 Is School an Outdated System? Alternatives to Traditional Classrooms Rosemary Sage
4 Preparing for Work Nigel Adams
5 A New Model of Workplace Learning Daryle Abrahams
PART 2: Education Policies & Practices
Introduction to Part 2 Rosemary Sage and Riccarda Matteucci
6 Creativity for Creativity Emma Webster
7 Conversational Intelligence: The Basis of Creativity: Learning from Others Elizabeth Negus
8 University-School Partnerships: Scholars in Residence within a School Joanna Ebner
9 Imaginative Alternatives to the ‘Macabre Constant’ Pierre Frath
10 Third Generation Doctorates: The Practitioner Model Rosemary Sage
PART 3: Social Issues of Justice
Introduction to Part 3 Rosemary Sage and Riccarda Matteucci
11 Academic Integrity: Research from World Studies Irene Glendinning
12 Prioritising Values to Prepare for Life Susan James
13 Sociological Aspects of Educational Robotics Stefano Cobello and Elena Milli
14 Additional Learning Needs: Hearing Development Gloria McGregor
PART 4: Technology in Education
Introduction to Part 4 Rosemary Sage and Riccarda Matteucci
15 The Rise and Rise of Digital Learning in Higher Education Peter Chatterton
16 Technology and COVID-19: Remote Learning and Flipped Classes to Maintain Live Education Riccarda Matteucci
17 The Maker Faire: Opportunities for Innovators Riccarda Matteucci
18 E-Learning But Not Always E-Quality Rosemary Sage
19 A Blueprint for Learning: How World Events Are Changing Education Daryle Abrahams, Nigel Adams, Peter Chatterton, Stefano Cobello, Joanna Ebner, Pierre Frath, Susan James, Riccarda Matteucci, Elena Milli, Irene Glendinning, Gloria McGregor, Elizabeth Negus, Juan Romero, Rosemary Sage and Emma Webster
20 Epilogue: A Review and Reflection Rosemary Sage and Riccarda Matteucci
This book is suitable for educational policy makers and practitioners as well as the general public wishing to understand today’s issues in formal learning. The book annotates the chapters specifically of interest to these various audiences.