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Catching the Knowledge Wave? The Knowledge Society and the Future of Education

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If this book were a film, it would be rated M - with a caution that "some viewers may be disturbed by some scenes." In Catching the Knowledge Wave? Jane Gilbert takes apart many long-held ideas about knowledge and education. She says that knowledge is now a verb, not a noun - something we do rather than something we have - and explores the ways our schools need to change to prepare people to participate in the knowledge-based societies of the future.
The knowledge society is an idea that is widely discussed, but not well understood. Knowledge is developing a new meaning, one that is quite different to the one our schools were built on. Because of this, knowledge society developments are a major challenge for our schools. We cannot address this challenge by adding more ideas to our existing structures. We need a completely new framework - one that takes account of knowledge's new meaning, but also gives everyone an equal opportunity to succeed. If this seems like a tall order, it probably is - however this book attempts to map out such a framework. It is a book to argue with, to agree or disagree with, but to read - the future of our public education system is at stake.

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Author(s):
Jane Gilbert
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1877398047
ISBN-13:
9781877398049
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) Press
Title:
Catching the Knowledge Wave? The Knowledge Society and the Future of Education

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If this book were a film, it would be rated M - with a caution that "some viewers may be disturbed by some scenes." In Catching the Knowledge Wave? Jane Gilbert takes apart many long-held ideas about knowledge and education. She says that knowledge is now a verb, not a noun - something we do rather than something we have - and explores the ways our schools need to change to prepare people to participate in the knowledge-based societies of the future.
The knowledge society is an idea that is widely discussed, but not well understood. Knowledge is developing a new meaning, one that is quite different to the one our schools were built on. Because of this, knowledge society developments are a major challenge for our schools. We cannot address this challenge by adding more ideas to our existing structures. We need a completely new framework - one that takes account of knowledge's new meaning, but also gives everyone an equal opportunity to succeed. If this seems like a tall order, it probably is - however this book attempts to map out such a framework. It is a book to argue with, to agree or disagree with, but to read - the future of our public education system is at stake.

Author(s):
Jane Gilbert
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1877398047
ISBN-13:
9781877398049
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) Press
Title:
Catching the Knowledge Wave? The Knowledge Society and the Future of Education

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