A provocative look at the new, digital landscape of childhood and how to navigate it.
In The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro provides a hopeful counterpoint to the fearful hand-wringing that has come to define our narrative around children and technology. Drawing on groundbreaking research in economics, psychology, philosophy, and education, The New Childhood shows how technology is guiding humanity toward a bright future in which our children will be able to create new, better models of global citizenship, connection, and community.
Shapiro offers concrete, practical advice on how to parent and educate children effectively in a connected world, and provides tools and techniques for using technology to engage with kids and help them learn and grow. He compares this moment in time to other great technological revolutions in humanity's past and presents entertaining micro-histories of cultural fixtures: the sandbox, finger painting, the family dinner, and more. But most importantly, The New Childhood paints a timely, inspiring and positive picture of today's children, recognizing that they are poised to create a progressive, diverse, meaningful, and hyper-connected world that today's adults can only barely imagine.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Jordan Shapiro, PhD, is a world-renowned American thought leader. He's currently Senior Fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Global Economic and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He teaches in Temple University's Intellectual Heritage Program, and he wrote a column for Forbes' on global education, digital play, and family life from 2012 to 2017. He lives in Philadelphia with his two sons.
Follow him on twitter: @jordosh
Visit his website: www.jordanshapiro.org
Table of Contents
Introduction: Plato Would've Been a Gamer 3
Part 1 Self
Chapter 1 The New Story Time 17
Chapter 2 The New Playtime 32
Chapter 3 The New Sandbox 46
Part 2 Home
Chapter 4 The New Family 61
Chapter 5 The New Hearth 88
Chapter 6 The New Puberty 113
Part 3 School
Chapter 7 The New School Bell 145
Chapter 8 The New Language Arts 169
Chapter 9 The New Learning Objectives 207
Part 4 Society
Chapter 10 The New Empathy 237
Chapter 11 The New Media Literacy 259
Chapter 12 The New Childhood 280