Rethinking Schools and Renewing Energy for Learning presents a comprehensive view on the major challenges educators face in the 21st century, and the ways in which schools can make a difference. It describes key principles that can serve as guidelines for tackling those challenges in an effective and manageable way, looking both at what children should learn, and what they want to learn.
Drawing on research, policy-related literature, and a wide range of practice-based examples, the book addresses various topics, such as goals, pedagogy, assessment, equity, policy, and the role of technology in learning. The book suggests that schools can be as rewarding and fulfilling as they have been in the past and gives examples of how this can be accomplished.
Rethinking Schools and Renewing Energy for Learning will be of great interest to academics, postgraduate students, teacher educators, and scholars in the field of education, specifically interested in primary education, secondary education, teacher education, and education policy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Major challenges for education in the 21st century
Chapter 2. Defining the goals of 21st century education
Chapter 3. The kick of learning
Chapter 4. Effective education in the 21st century
Chapter 5. Assessment for sustainable learning
Chapter 6. Maximal learning opportunities for all
Chapter 7. The power of teachers
Chapter 8. A whole village or a whole world?
Chapter 9. Conclusion
Kris Van den Branden is Professor and the current Head of the Teacher Education Department at the Faculty of Arts of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.