Why School? How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere

Why School? How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere

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by Will Richardson
     
 

Traditional educators, classrooms, and brick-and-mortar schools are no longer necessary to access information. Instead, things like blogs and wikis, as well as remote collaborations and an emphasis on 'critical thinking' skills are the coins of the realm in this new kingdom. Yet the national dialogue on education reform focuses on using technology to update the… See more details below

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Traditional educators, classrooms, and brick-and-mortar schools are no longer necessary to access information. Instead, things like blogs and wikis, as well as remote collaborations and an emphasis on 'critical thinking' skills are the coins of the realm in this new kingdom. Yet the national dialogue on education reform focuses on using technology to update the traditional education model, failing to reassess the fundamental model on which it is built.

In Why School?, educator, author, parent and blogger Will Richardson challenges traditional thinking about education � questioning whether it still holds value in its current form. How can schools adjust to this new age? Or students? Or parents? In this provocative read, Richardson provides an in-depth look at how connected educators are beginning to change their classroom practice. Ultimately, Why School? serves as a starting point for the important conversations around real school reforms that must ensue, offering a bold plan for rethinking how we teach our kids, and the consequences if we don't.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015367034
Publisher:
TED Conferences, LLC
Publication date:
09/12/2012
Series:
TED Books , #20
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
295,933
File size:
1 MB

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