Arguing that education systems are failing to keep up with the pace of change in society, The System Rebooted: Education Fit For the Digital Age, sets out a unique proposal for system-wide radical change. Focusing on the transformations needed in order to align education systems with current trends in society, the book stimulates discussion by offering a heightened understanding of what education reform needs to look like, and suggesting a way forward for both individual schools and whole systems.
The book makes a clear delineation between learning and education, building a case for how learning, an essential skill, is often not allowed to flourish in many modern education systems. Chapters explore how rapid changes to technology are shaping the way young people share, collaborate and communicate and, arguing that education systems continue to produce young people who are not equipped with the skills that society needs, the book makes a cogent case for how education systems need to reflect these profound changes, as well as highlighting how learning organisations could rationalise their expenditure on technology.
This unique and radical book brings topical issues to the forefront of discussion, and is essential reading for school leaders, policy makers, and governors.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is this Book? Chapter 2: Learning Never stops Chapter 3: Education Change – It’s Tough Chapter 4: The New Social Truths Chapter 5: When Does a Trend Become Mainstream? Chapter 6: Online By Default Chapter 7: Myths and Legends Overcoming Prejudice Chapter 8: What about the Technology? Chapter 9: The System Rebooted Chapter 10: And so to the Future
James Penny is Founder and Director of The Original Group, UK, which works with a range of organisations and individuals seeking to break new ground in education, business and technology.
"An interesting think piece, illuminating not what education looks like, but more importantly what it could look like, with technology as an enabler. This is a book for for forward thinkers, imaginators, the curators of future-proof systems, schools and/ or an individual curriculum. I would recommend this as a must-read for teachers, though it might be best suited to senior leaders and those who have an impact upon system or organisation-wide (learning technology) strategy, including govenors and wider policy makers." — Alex Warner, inTuition (Society for Education & Training)