Educating for the twenty-first century : seven global challenges /
By Conrad Hughes.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Sense, [2018]
xxii, 181 pages ; 25 cm.
9004381015, 9004381023, 9789004381018, 9789004381025, 9789004381032
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill Sense, [2018]
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Mindfulness -- At one with the cosmos -- Jacobo -- The mindfulness craze -- Views of the sceptic and the cynic -- Other avenues for peace of mind -- Walking and running -- Mind wandering -- The arts -- Schools and the arts -- Points -- What did we do with Jacobo? -- Conclusion -- Singularity -- Meaning of "singularity" -- Can human intelligence by simulated? -- Can computers take on a life of their own? -- Points made thus far -- Educational responses -- Ethical, consequential STEM -- Integrated technology -- Post-singularity higher-order thinking -- Conclusion -- Terrorism -- 9/11 onwards -- What is it that drives people to become terrorists and how can education prevent or reduce it? -- How should the education we design for young people present the phenomenon of terrorism historically, politically and philosophically? -- How do schools prepare young people psychologically and spiritually for a world in which terrorism exists? -- Conclusion -- Contents -- Sustainability -- Introduction -- The catastrophe of the environment: what research tells us -- Human responses -- Conclusion -- Post-truth politics -- Zach -- What is truth? -- Postmodernism and truth: relativistic discourses -- Historical revisionism -- Propaganda -- Contemporary political approaches to truth -- Zach again -- Conclusion -- Knowledge -- Skills versus knowledge -- Bloom's taxonomy revised ... again! -- The role of the teacher -- Rote learning -- A twenty-first century education -- Sarah -- Conclusion -- Character -- Discipline -- Ethics -- Values in schools -- Emotional intelligence -- Bringing the pieces together in character education -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: the framework -- The purpose of the framework.
"Educating for the Twenty-First Century is an engaging account of some of the most critical challenges for humanity, seen through the unique perspective of a school principal. A virtuoso performance of great imaginative force, the book takes the reader through philosophical reflections, humorous anecdotes, syntheses of cutting-edge research and examples of best practice, to answer fundamental questions about education and learning in the 21st century. Provocative, touching, accessible, but always profound, the book is a must for policy-makers, school and university leaders, parents and anyone passionate about education and the future of the planet --
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