Tomorrow's Innovators: Essential Skills for a Changing World

Tomorrow's Innovators: Essential Skills for a Changing World

by Dennis Adams, Mary Hamm

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Overview

Profound societal changes in the economic, technological, social, and educational fronts pose challenges for educators in their ability to equip young students with the skills and capabilities needed to navigate a digitally connected and complex world. Tomorrow’s Innovators: Essential Skills For A Changing World focuses on approaches and methods to help teachers infuse their basic subject matter lessons with creativity, innovation, and adaptability. On a broader scale, we provide elementary and middle school educators with insights into current educational issues and suggestions for converting new ideas into practical classroom applications.

Teachers need to transform the classroom or school into a contemporary learning environment by paying attention to consistent classroom routines, using assessment data for improvement, and having a coherent organizational structure. The old foundations of reading, writing, and mathematics and the new basics of science, technology, and the arts will be at the core of schooling. More than ever, thinking about curriculum and instruction has to occur as the traditional boundaries between politics, technology, culture, education, and ecology disappear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475800821
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 194
File size: 391 KB

About the Author

Dennis Adams, Ph.D., is a Canadian educational consultant who has taught classes at McGill University in Montreal. He is author of more than 12 books and a hundred journal articles on various educational topics.


Mary Hamm is a Professor at San Francisco State University. Her specialties are science and mathematics. She has worked on both science and math standards project and has published more than 10 books and 80 journal articles on these topics.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction: Essential Skills in a Changing World
Chapter 2: Thinking and Learning in a technologically-intensive world
Chapter 3: Collaborative Learning: A Role for Small Groups in
Preparing Tomorrow’s Innovators
Chapter 4: Communication Technologies
Chapter 5: Science and Math: Focus, Inquiry, and
Creative Problem Solving
Chapter 6: Reading and Writing: Literacy and Language Skills
in a Changing World
Chapter 7: Arts Education: Connections, Knowledge,
and Informed Encounters

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