In the age of the Internet, we educate people much as we did during the Industrial Revolution. We educate them for a world that no longer exists, instilling values antithetical to those of a free, 21st century democracy. Worst of all, too many schools extinguish the very creativity and joy they ought to nourish.
In Turning Learning Right Side Up, legendary systems scientist Dr. Russell Ackoff and â€œin-the-trenchesâ€ education innovator Daniel Greenberg offer a radically new path forward. In the yearâ€™s most provocative conversation, they take on the very deepest questions about education: What should be its true purpose? Do classrooms make sense anymore? What should individuals contribute to their own education? Are yesterdayâ€™s distinctions between subjects--and between the arts and sciences--still meaningful? What would the ideal lifelong education look like--at K-12, in universities, in the workplace, and beyond?
Ackoff and Greenberg each have experience making radical change work--successfully. Here, they combine deep idealism with a relentless focus on the real world--and arrive at solutions that are profoundly sensible and powerfully compelling.
Why todayâ€™s educational system fails--and why superficial reforms wonâ€™t help
The questions politicians wonâ€™t ask--and the answers they donâ€™t want to hear
How do people learn--and why do they choose to learn?
Creating schools that reflect what we know about learning
In a 21st century democracy, what values must we nurture?
...and why arenâ€™t we nurturing them?
How can tomorrowâ€™s â€œideal schoolsâ€ be operated and funded?
A plan that cuts through political gridlock and can actually work
Beyond schools: building a society of passionate lifelong learners
Learning from childhood to college to workplace through retirement
Author : Russell Ackoff
ISBN : 0132887630
Language : English
No of Pages : 224
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 6/13/2008
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.9x6x0.6
Book weight : 0.01
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