Future wise : educating our children for a changing world (#0930ZR3)

by Perkins, David N
Hardcover Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, 2014
Price: USD 27.95
Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Dewey: 370.1; Int Lvl: PF


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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-259) and index.;Lifeworthy learning: Where knowledge goes in learners' lives -- Learning agendas: The mixed blessings of achievement, information, and expertise -- Big understandings: Learning that matters in learners' lives -- Big questions: Learning beyond what's settled and known -- Lifeready learning: Making what's worth learning ready for life -- The seven seas of knowledge: Lifeworthy learning from the disciplines -- Ways of knowing: Powerful patterns of thought from the disciplines and beyond -- Buckets of knowledge: Organizing content across the years of education -- Big know-how: Twenty-first- century skills and beyond -- Knowledge on the way to wisdom. Presents a new framework for thinking about education, seeking to prepare students for whatever situations they might face in the future, and provides a toolkit for approaching that goal, with concepts, curriculum criteria, and techniques for prioritizing content.

From the Publisher
How to teach big understandings and the ideas that mattermost

Everyone has an opinion about education, and teachers facepressures from Common Core content standards, high-stakes testing,and countless other directions. But how do we know what today'slearners will really need to know in the future? FutureWise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World is a toolkitfor approaching that question with new insight. There is no oneanswer to the question of what's worth teaching, but with the toolsin this book, you'll be one step closer to constructing acurriculum that prepares students for whatever situations theymight face in the future.

K-12 teachers and administrators play a crucial role in buildinga thriving society. David Perkins, founding member and co-directorof Project Zero at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, arguesthat curriculum is one of the most important elements of makingstudents ready for the world of tomorrow. In Future Wise,you'll learn concepts, curriculum criteria, and techniques forprioritizing content so you can guide students toward the bigunderstandings that matter.

  • Understand how learners use knowledge in life aftergraduation
  • Learn strategies for teaching critical thinking and addressingbig questions
  • Identify top priorities when it comes to disciplines andcontent areas
  • Gain curriculum design skills that make the most of learningacross the years of education

Future Wise presents a brand new framework for thinkingabout education. Curriculum can be one of the hardest things forteachers and administrators to change, but David Perkins shows thatonly by reimagining what we teach can we lead students down theroad to functional knowledge. Future Wise is the practicalguidebook you need to embark on this important quest.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 370.1
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-11884-408-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-11884-408-3
  • LCCN: 2014-007796
  • Follett Number: 0930ZR3
  • Interest Level: PF

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