Transformative Approaches to New Technologies and Student Diversity in Futures Oriented Classrooms : Future Proofing Education

In this book we outline an optimistic, aspirational and unashamedly ambitious agenda for schooling.  We make cautious use of the concept of  ‘future proofing’ to signal the commitment of the various authors to re-thinking the purposes, content and processes of schooling with a view to ensuring that...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Rowan, Leonie (Editor), Bigum, Chris (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2012, 2012
Edition:1st ed. 2012
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In this book we outline an optimistic, aspirational and unashamedly ambitious agenda for schooling.  We make cautious use of the concept of  ‘future proofing’ to signal the commitment of the various authors to re-thinking the purposes, content and processes of schooling with a view to ensuring that all children, from all backgrounds are prepared by their education to make a positive contribution to the futures that are ahead of them.<BR> The book focuses on issues relating to technology and social justice to re-examine the traditional relationship between schools and technology, between schools and diverse learners, and between schools, children and knowledge. Drawing from examples from around the world, the book explores practical ways that diverse schools have worked to celebrate diverse understandings of what it means to be a learner, a citizen, a worker in these changed and changing times and the ways different technologies can support this agenda.<BR> "Bigum and Rowan have put together a star collection of the most innovative researchers’ across the world. This will be a ‘must have’ book for anyone who knows anything about the field."  Prof Bridget Somekh Manchester Metropolitan University
Physical Description:X, 242 p online resource
ISBN:9789400726420