Based on the premise that education has to be about much more than intellectual development, this book calls for the transformation of the education system.
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About the Author
John Abbott is president of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, a transnational association of educational researchers and practitioners based in the UK. Following a long career as a teacher and headteacher in England, John became director of Education 2000, spearheading nine community-wide education projects in the UK. He lectures around the world on new understandings about learning and is the author of several books including Learning Makes Sense (1994) and The Child is Father of the Man: How Humans Learn and Why (1999).
Table of ContentsForeword Prue Leith \ Acknowledgements \ Introduction\1. A Fable: The Whole Story in Less Than 2,500 Words \2. The Wonder of Learning
\3. Human Nature: A Brain for All Times
\4. Nurture and Culture
\5. Hands-on Apprentices to Hands-off Pupils
\6. Lest We Fail to Learn From Our Mistakes
\7. Adolescents Left Out
\8. What Kind of Education for What Kind of World?
\9. Knowing What We Know...What's to be Done?\Appendix A: The 21st Century Learning Initiative
\Appendix B: Synthesis\Appendix C: Prophets of a Future Not Our Own\Notes \ Index