November 24, 2020

Recommended Reading

Challenges and Opportunities
Learning Goals and Processes
Learning Organizations
Strategies for Change


Challenges and Opportunities

arrow 2006–2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education (2006), by KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the Institute for the Future, (accessed 12-29-09)

arrow “Brain Candy: Is pop culture dumbing us down or smartening us up?”, by Malcolm Gladwell. In The New Yorker, May 16, 2005

“Capturing the Value of ‘Generation Tech’ Employees,” by Marc Prensky, in strategy+business enews (6/30/04),

arrow “China Makes, the World Takes,” by James Fallows, in The Atlantic, July/August 2007, pp. 48 – 71

arrow Grown Up Digital: How the net generation is changing your world (2008), by Don Tapscott

arrow Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why we need a green revolution — and how it can renew America (2008), by Thomas Friedman

arrow “New Literacies and Old: A dialogue”, by Stuart Moulthrop and Nancy Kaplan. In Kairos, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (Fall 2004), (accessed on 12-29-09)

arrow The Lives of a Cell (1974), by Lewis Thomas

arrow “Preparing Students for Work in a Computer-Filled Economy,” by Frank Levy and Richard Murnane, in Education Week (9/1/04),

arrow Socrates vs. Writing — Plato, The Phaedrus – a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus written down by the pupil of Socrates, Plato, in approximately 370 BC. Posted on “Digital Humanities,” an online course offered at Miami University of Ohio (fall 2005), (accessed 12-29-09)

arrow “Taking McLuhan and ‘Medium Theory’ Seriously: Technological Change and the Evolution of Education”, by Joshua Meyrowitz (in Technology and the Future of Schooling, 1996, Stephen Kerr, ed.)

arrow The Third Wave (1980), by Alvin Toffler

arrow The Tipping Point (2003), by Malcolm Gladwell

arrow The World is Flat (2005), by Thomas Friedman

arrow “What is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software” (9/30/05), by Tim O’Reilly,

arrow A Whole New Mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future (2006), by Daniel Pink

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Learning Goals and Processes

2020 Forecast: Creating the future of Learning, from KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the Institute for the Future, (accessed 12-29-09)

The Age of Spiritual Machines (1999), by Ray Kurzweil

As the Future Catches You (2001), by Juan Enriquez

Blink: The power of thinking without thinking (2005), by Malcolm Gladwell

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (2006), by Will Richardson

The Book of Learning and Forgetting (1998), by Frank Smith

Framework for 21st Century Learning (2007), from Partnership for 21st Century Skills, (accessed 12-29-09)

Formative Assessment in Action: Weaving the elements together (2005), by Shirley Clarke

Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st century (2007), by Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes, and Ann Caspari

Horace’s Compromise: The dilemma of the American high school (1984, new edition in 2004), by Theodore Sizer

How People Learn: Brain, mind, experience and school (2000), from the National Research Council

Learning Environments: A 21st century skills implementation guide (2009), from Partnership for 21st Century Skills,

Learning for the 21st Century (2003), from Partnership for 21st Century Skills,

Social Impact Games: Entertaining Games with Non-Entertainment Goals,

Standards for the 21st Century Learner (2007), from the American Association of School Librarians, (accessed 12-29-09)

A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A revision of bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives (2000), by Lorin Anderson, David R. Krathwohl, Peter W. Airasian, Kathleen A. Cruikshank, Richard E. Mayer, Paul R. Pintrich, James Raths, Merlin C. Wittrock

Understanding by Design (2005), Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

Working Inside the Black Box: Assessment for learning in the Classroom (2004), by Paul Black, Christine Harrison, Clare Lee, Bethane Marshall, and Dylan Wiliam

We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know: White teachers, multiracial schools (1999), by Gary Howard


Learning Organizations

The Constructivist Leader (2002), by Linda Lambert, Deborah Walker, Diane Zimmerman, Joanne Cooper, Morgan Dale Lambert, Mary Gardner, and Margaret Szabo

“Creating Sustainable Learning Communities for the 21st Century,” by Stephanie Pace Marshall. In The Organization of the Future (1997), F. Hesselbein, et al., ed.

Disrupting Class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns (2008), by Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson

“Framing Reform for the New Millennium: Leadership capacity in schools and districts,” by Linda Lambert. In Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (April 12, 2000)

Leadership and the New Science (1999), by Margaret Wheatley

Making Connections: Teaching and the human brain (1991), by Renate Caine and Geoffrey Caine

The Power to Transform (2006), by Stephanie Pace Marshall

“Teaching and Learning in the Educational Communities of the Future,” by Margaret Riel (in Yearbook of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998, Chris Dede, ed.)

The Teaching Gap: Best ideas from the world’s teachers for improving education in the classroom (1999), by James Stigler and James Hiebert

The Web of Life (1996), by Fritjof Capra


Strategies for Change

2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving Learning & Education (2009), from Partnership for 21st Century Skills, (accessed 12-29-09)

A State Leaders Action Guide to 21st Century Skills: A new vision for education (2006), from Partnership for 21st Century Skills, (accessed 12-29-09)


2007 Statewide Navigator Conference Proceedings

Powerful Learning in the 21st Century Evaluation Report Summary

Public Schools: Think Transformation, Not Tinkering

Notes on 21st Century Learning

Message from the Future: Change Education Now