New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education

By Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope.

Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Published by Cambridge University Press $US60.00

Published by Cambridge University Press

In this, the era of the 'knowledge society', more is expected of education than ever before, yet disappointment in education seem pervasive.New Learning analyses the state of education today and presents an exciting vision of what schools could be like. It addresses the fundamental questions: what kinds of workers, citizens and individuals will our future need, and how can schools refashion themselves and become more relevant?

The focus of New Learning is on learners and their learning - the extraordinary diversity of their backgrounds and interests, and the dynamics of educational environments which can engage all to fully maximise the effectiveness of learning.

This book by internationally renowned experts Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope is an imaginative, future-orientated exploration of contemporary education. It is an indispensable resource for educators, pre-service teachers, and anyone interested in the challenges and opportunities facing teachers and learner today. The supplementary website includes extracts from books and interviews, case studies, keyword definitions and additional learning material.

Keywords: New Learning, Contemporary Education, Teaching, Learning

Published by Cambridge University Press (Book: Print (Paperback)). Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois.

Prof. Mary Kalantzis

Professor, Department of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Dr. Bill Cope

Research Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Dr Bill Cope has been a Director of Common Ground Publishing since 1984. Common Ground runs a number of annual conferences in fields education, management and the humanities, as well as developing the collaborative online publishing environment, CommonGroundPUBLISHER. He is a former academic working in a number of Australian universities, and a First Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. His research and writing, jointly with Prof. Mary Kalantzis, has resulted in a number of books, including: The Powers of Literacy, Falmer Press, London, 1993, Productive Diversity, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1997; A Place in the Sun: Re-Creating the Australian Way of Life, Harper Collins, Sydney, 2000; and Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, London, 2000.


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