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Learning for uncertainty, teaching students how to thrive in a rapidly evolving world, G. Williamson McDiarmid and Yong Zhao, authors

"Learning for Uncertainty explores technology's role on education, specifically unpacking the question: how should educators prepare today's children for a world that has yet to be made? As technology evolves faster than our capacity to fully understand the social, cultural, economic, and moral implications of many innovations, today's educators are tasked with the unique role of preparing students to capitalize on technology's opportunities and also mitigate its dangers to their society, to democratic processes, and to institutions. Veteran educators McDiarmid and Zhao explore the implications of emerging technologies for future jobs, organizations, students, and learning, covering topics such as: The future of work and workers as technology eliminates some industries while creating new ones. Potential futures, both bright and dark, awaiting students. The qualities, dispositions, social behaviors, and skills that are likely to advantage students in the future. The possibility of technology to revolutionize education in ways that will better position students for an uncertain future. How technology can free teachers from time and effort devoted to routine matters to instead assume roles that are potentially more satisfying and supportive of their students' learning. Learning opportunities and educator roles that have the potential to bring about needed changes. Capitalizing on these uncertain times to rethink curriculum, pedagogy, opportunities to learn, and the organization of school as well as the roles of students, educators, parents, and policymakers. This latest book in the Routledge Leading Change series is ideal reading for educators and policymakers in both P-12 and higher education interested in ensuring our educational systems provide the experiences and learning opportunities necessary to cultivate the innovative, iconoclastic, and generative thinkers and creators needed for a future that nourishes the minds, bodies, and spirits of all"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Uncertainty : why is the future so hard to predict? -- The bright side of the future world -- The dark side of the future world -- Organizations, freelancing, knowledge creation, and changing norms -- Pivot toward skills needed for the present and future -- Technology to the help : how education can use technology to achieve a better future -- Where to from here?
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (151 pages)
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