Learning Communities 2.0: Educating in the Age of Empowerment
  • Learning Communities 2.0: Educating in the Age of Empowerment
  • Learning Communities 2.0: Educating in the Age of Empowerment

Learning Communities 2.0: Educating in the Age of Empowerment

by William G. Spady, Charles J. Schwahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607096072

ISBN-13: 9781607096078

Pub. Date: 04/16/2010

Publisher: R&L Education

Learning Communities 2.0 is an insightful, incisive, and paradigm-shifting critique of today's coercive, 'inside-the-box,' Industrial Age testing and accountability movement, which authors Spady and Schwahn describe as a politically driven, backward-facing juggernaut masquerading as reform. They call the compelling intellectual, functional, and moral alternative

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Learning Communities 2.0 is an insightful, incisive, and paradigm-shifting critique of today's coercive, 'inside-the-box,' Industrial Age testing and accountability movement, which authors Spady and Schwahn describe as a politically driven, backward-facing juggernaut masquerading as reform. They call the compelling intellectual, functional, and moral alternative described in this book Empowering Learning Communities (ELCs). Drawing on mountains of insightful research and innovative practices from their vast experience and international consulting work in education, they clearly, systematically, and compellingly describe the distinguishing and defining components of ELCs, why ELCs are desperately needed in today's Age of Empowerment, how ELCs differ from 'educentric' schools, how ELCs function, the life-performance outcomes that shape ELCs' instructional priorities, and the strategies, frameworks, and transformational technologies that local communities can use to design and implement the key elements of ELCs in a number of creative ways. This is education's inevitable future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607096078
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
04/16/2010
Pages:
169
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Chapter 1 Transformational Change: From Educentrism to Empowering Learning Communities 1

Chapter 2 Establishing a Collegial Culture of Professionalism 23

Chapter 3 Creating a Transformational Philosophy and Rationale 45

Chapter 4 Deriving Life-Performance Learner Outcomes 69

Chapter 5 Implementing an Empowering Learning System: Paradigm Change in Action 91

Chapter 6 Using Mass Customized Learning to Restructure for Success 111

Chapter 7 Building an Aligned Support Structure 139

Epilogue: Learning in the Age of Empowerment 159

Supporting Resources 165

About the Authors 169

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