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    DescriptionIn the twenty-first century, educators around the world are being told that they need to transform education systems to adapt young people for the challenges of a global digital knowledge economy. Too rarely, however, do we ask whether this future vision is robust, achievable or even desirable, whether alternative futures might be in development, and what other possible futures might demand of education. Drawing on ten years of research into educational innovation and socio-technical change, working with educators, researchers, digital industries, students and policy-makers, this book questions taken-for-granted assumptions about the future of education. Arguing that we have been working with too narrow a vision of the future, Keri Facer makes a case for recognizing the challenges that the next two decades may bring, including: the emergence of new relationships between humans and technology the opportunities and challenges of aging populations the development of new forms of knowledge and democracy the challenges of climate warming and environmental disruption the potential for radical economic and social inequalities. This book describes the potential for these developments to impact critical aspects of education - including adult-child relationships, social justice, curriculum design, community relationships and learning ecologies. Packed with examples from around the world and utilising vital research undertaken by the author while Research Director at the UK's Futurelab, the book helps to bring into focus the risks and opportunities for schools, students and societies over the coming two decades. It makes a powerful case for rethinking the relationship between education and social and technological change, and presents a set of key strategies for creating schools better able to meet the emerging needs of their students and communities. An important contribution to the debates surrounding educational futures, this book is compelling reading for all of those, including educators, researchers, policy-makers and students, who are asking the question 'how can education help us to build desirable futures for everyone in the context of social and technological change?'


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    Title
    Learning Futures
    Subtitle
    Education, Technology and Social Change
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keri Facer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415581424
    ISBN 10: 0415581427
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
    BIC subject category V2: JNM, JNP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
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    BIC E4L: CAR
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU002000, EDU015000
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    DC22: 306.43
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17260
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    LC classification: LB1028.5 .F32 2011
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, JNM, JNP
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    05 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Keri Facer is Professor of Education at the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, where she works in the fields of digital cultures, educational change and social justice.
    Table of contents
    Preface: 'Sticking wings on the caterpillar': the modernisers' response to the future A brief note on theory and methods Part I: The next quarter century? 1. The Personal Cloud 2. Living and Working With Machines 3. Collectives, Kinships and Crowds 4. Necessary Knowledge, Dangerous Knowledge 5. A New Contract Between Generations 6. Mind the Gaps 7. Learning for Ourselves Part II: Building Education's Capacity to Think the Future 8. Sceptical Habits of Mind 9. Balancing Aspiration, Diversity and Flexibility 10. The Educational Institution as Research Lab 11. Shared Responsibilities, Collective Memories