How World Events Are Changing Education

Politics, Education, Social, Technology


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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.

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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.

Britt-Marie Apelgren, University of Gothenburg
Pamela Burnard, University of Cambridge
Nese Cabaroglu, Cukurova Universites
Pamela M. Denicolo, University of Reading

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Pamela M. Denicolo, University of Reading
Michael Kompf†, Brock University
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.
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