Educating Tomorrow: Learning for the Post-Pandemic World
- 12 Apr 2021
- Emerald Publishing Limited
- 240 pages - 129 x 198mm
'This engaging book cleverly uses the past and the present to point the way to an education fit for the future. Change is forever with us, but, today, it is writ large and the needs of tomorrow will be unlike those of today. Thought about what should happen in schools has a tendency to focus on the minutiae of today’s practices in order to make them better for tomorrow. Refreshingly, this book looks at the bigger picture and provides a basis for more relevant practice. I will be recommending it to my students and colleagues.' - Professor Douglas P. Newton, Durham University, UK
'What can we learn from the past that can help us create a more promising future? A hugely enjoyable consideration of the many and variable influences on education combined with suggestions of where we might focus our energies next. An important debate for us all.' - Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of Chartered College of Teaching, UK.
'The coronavirus has ripped off the veneer of equity and the pretense of solidarity that existed in many societies previously and exposed the fundamental unfairness and unsustainability of our modern world order. Whatever the future holds after COVID-19, we should try at all costs not just to go back to the way things were as our default option. With Educating Tomorrow, Chris Brown and Ruth Luzmore draw upon the broad sweep of educational philosophy and current developments such as artificial intelligence and transhumanism to chart a better way forward. Written with verve and panache, this will be a welcome addition to every thinking person's library.' - Dennis Shirley, Duganne Faculty Fellow and Professor, Boston College, USA