Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21s t Century

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21s t Century

by Cathy N. Davidson


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"As scholarly as [it] is . . . this book about education happens to double as an optimistic, even thrilling, summer read." —The New York Times

A brilliant combination of science and its real-world application, Now You See It sheds light on one of the greatest problems of our historical moment: our schools and businesses are designed for the last century, not for a world in which technology has reshaped the way we think and learn. In this informed and optimistic work, Cathy N. Davidson takes us on a tour of the future of work and education, introducing us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas will soon affect every arena of our lives, from schools with curriculums built around video games to workplaces that use virtual environments to train employees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143121268
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 744,795
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cathy N. Davidson codirects the annual HASTAC/MacArthur Digital Media and Learning competitions. She holds distinguished chairs in English and interdisciplinary studies at Duke University and has published more than a dozen books. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introduction: I'll Count-You Take Care of the Gorilla 1

Part 1 Distraction and Difference: The Keys to Attention and the Changing Brain

1 Learning from the Distraction Experts 23

2 Learning Ourselves 44

Part 2 The Kids Are All Right

3 Project Classroom Makeover 61

4 How We Measure 105

5 The Epic Win 132

Part 3 Work in the Future

6 The Changing Workplace 165

7 The Changing Worker 208

Part 4 The Brain You Change Yourself

8 You, Too, Can Program Your VCR (and Probably Should) 247

Conclusion: Now You See It 277

Acknowledgments 293

Appendix Twenty-first-Century Literacies-a Checklist 297

Notes 301

Index 331

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