Learning a Living

Learning a Living : Radical Innovation in Education for Work

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Learning a Living is a timely, engaging and original contribution to the debate over the relationship between education, innovation, work and the workforce. The acute concerns around rising unemployment, especially amongst the young (in the context of the global recession), have sharpened focus on how we prepare young people for the world of work. This authoritative overview of the major trends shaping education for work highlights fresh thinking and inspiring practice from around the world, and ways of encouraging the spread of such innovative practice. It is illustrated throughout with outstanding colour photography by leading photojournalist, Reza. Initiatives covered include: Big Picture Learning, USA; Rising Sun Energy Centre, California, USA; La Bastilla Technical Agricultural School, Nicaragua; Lumiar Schools, Brazil; LOYAC, Kuwait; INJAZ, Morocco; Jordan Career Education Foundation (JCEF); Silver Human Resources Centre, Japan; South University of Science and technology of China (SUSTC); Infosys, India; BRAC, Bangladesh; Widows' Alliance Network (WANE), Ghana; Smallholders' Rural Radio, Nigeria; 2ie, Burkina Faso; Omnia, Finland.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 234 x 258 x 16mm | 662.24g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1780937547
  • 9781780937540
  • 490,308

About Valerie Hannon

Valerie Hannon is a Board Director of The Innovation Unit, a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in London. A former Director of Education in England, she is a specialist in innovation in education. She is a founder faculty member of the Global Education Leaders' Program, and has supported change programs in many jurisdictions. Valerie is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator at international conferences and workshops. Sarah Gillinson is a Partner at The Innovation Unit, where she has led work on Radical Efficiency, a program that delivers different, better and lower cost public services. Sarah has formerly led work on the personalisation of learning for young people 'post-16', and the relationship between young people and the world of work. Leonie Shanks is a Researcher and Project Coordinator at The Innovation Unit. She is the co-author of two Innovation Unit publications - 10 Schools for the 21st Century and 10 ideas for 21st Century Education, making the case for more innovative, responsive forms of education.show more

Table of contents

Section 1: What is happening to work and the workforce? Section 2: How is the organisation of learning changing in response? Section 3: The foundations: innovating how we acquire the right skills Section 4: The development: innovating how we solve our problems Section 5: The future: how we learn to create possibilities Section 6: Learning for Life: Models and Messages Section 7: Ensuring that we Learn Our Livingshow more

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A timely contribution to the debate on the relationship between education, innovation, work and the workforce as unemployment figures continue to rise in many countries around the world. The subject matter is also pertinent...The book is highly engaging for the general reader and is expected to instigate debate, creative thinking and action in the area of innovation in education. Publications Review, the Qatar Foundation This handsomely illustrated book's starting point is that too often education systems are failing to prepare young people properly for work in a technology-driven, globalised economy and to ensure that education and professional updating is a process that continues throughout life ... In examining 15 projects in 15 countries, the authors aim to show how educators are rising to the challenges they face and, by doing so, offer ideas and approaches that may be adopted and adapted by teachers and trainers. InTuitionshow more

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