Struggling for Hope and Transformation in Education
Edited by Cees Klaassen and Nava Maslovaty
Even if one had the world’s best educational simulation, it is not clear that most pre-service teachers or formal schools would know what to do with them. Foreman (2003) proposed that to understand the future of learning, we should look beyond formal schools to the world of simulations because they present players with virtual worlds that if well constructed, such as Second Life (SL®), are not just about facts or isolated skills, but about learning by doing (Lave & Wenger, 1991; Dewey, 1938; Oblinger, 2004). Simulations have the potential to change the landscape of education — beyond the conventional academic disciplines toward a new model of learning as preparation for our post-industrial, technologically-rich world, and with The Net Generation. Therefore, it should prove instructive to see how pre-service teachers take up these potentialities when presented with SL®, and how learning might shift as we imagine the possibilities of simulations for education.
Historical, Global and Critical Reflections
Edited by Olli-Pekka Moisio and Juha Suoranta
Edited by Leonard J. Waks
By the 1970s interest in the analysis of educational concepts and research methods had waned. A new generation of philosophers of education turned to new issues, including: intellectual and practical virtues, individual well-being, the education of girls and women, the ethics of care, creative thinking and imagination, multicultural education, globalization and many others.
In this book, 24 leading philosophers of education since 1970 who remain influential today present the fascinating stories of their lives and important new contributions to the field. They trace their early experiences, initial encounters with philosophy and philosophy of education, creative directions in their work, mature ideas, and perceptions of future directions for the field. Each chapter contains a list of works chosen by the authors as their personal favorites.
Identity, Politics and Citizenship
Edited by Edgar González-Gaudiano and Michael A. Peters
Cover picture: Edgar González-Gaudiano: Siem Reap, Cambodia, December 2007.