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Education for Innovation and Independent Learning

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Our principal concern in this book is to understand three important ideas: learning, technology and innovation, and to examine these ideas and the relationships between them in situ; that is, we examine a number of cases of learning technologies in action in two countries, England and Brazil. The purpose of our study is to provide an explanation of the means to, and constraints on, improvements to educational policies and practices, with particular reference to innovation. We have a plethora of theoretical models that in attempting to deal with causal relations usually come to the conclusion that there are socio-economic-cultural constraints, but these observations largely remain at an abstract level and/or come to very general conclusions that are not of particular help to practitioners in the field. These issues can only be properly addressed after examining the empirical reality and having a spectrum of cases to analyze. By combining the theoretical and the practical, our aim is to explain how and under what conditions new modes of learning can be put into practice successfully and sustainably, in order for the learner to develop innovatory skills and dispositions for work and in the life course.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of Figures
  7. List of Tables
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. Foreword
  10. Chapter 1. Introduction
  11. Chapter 2. Educational Settings
    1. 2.1 Internationalization
    2. 2.2 Education in Brazil and England
    3. Notes
  12. Chapter 3. Innovation
    1. 3.1 The Concept of Innovation
    2. 3.2 Innovation and Sustainability
    3. 3.3 Knowledge-Development
    4. 3.4 Knowledge-Development and Innovation
    5. 3.5 Innovation Strategies in Brazil
    6. 3.6 Innovation Strategies in England
    7. Notes
  13. Chapter 4. The Third Educational Revolution
    1. 4.1 The School
    2. 4.2 The Book
    3. 4.3 Digital Technologies
    4. Note
  14. Chapter 5. Education and Innovation
    1. 5.1 Curriculum Matters
    2. 5.2 Teachers as Designers
    3. 5.3 Massive Open Online Courses
    4. 5.4 Teaching for Innovation
    5. Notes
  15. Chapter 6. Independent Learning: A Strategy for Innovation
    1. 6.1 Learning Theories
    2. 6.2 Learning Frameworks
    3. 6.3 Learning Sets or Sequences
    4. 6.4 Independent Learning
    5. 6.5 Digital Teaching and Learning Approaches
    6. 6.6 Learning Skills
    7. Notes
  16. Chapter 7. Case Studies in Brazil
    1. 7.1 The Digital Educational Project in PiraĆ­-RJ
    2. 7.2 C.E.S.A.R. and the 3Es: Engineering, Education and Entrepreneurship
    3. 7.3 The Veduca Educational Experiment
    4. 7.4 Start-Up Neoprospecta
    5. 7.5 The Lemann Center for Educational Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    6. Notes
  17. Chapter 8. Case Studies in England
    1. 8.1 Teaching Shakespeare at Stratford-Upon-Avon
    2. 8.2 The Extended Project at Rugby
    3. 8.3 Team Engineering at the Open University
    4. 8.4 Word-Based Learning at the Institute of Education
    5. 8.5 Think, Play and Do at Imperial College
    6. Notes
  18. Chapter 9. Conclusions
    1. 9.1 Creativity and Innovation
    2. 9.2 New Technologies and New Pedagogies
    3. 9.3 Educational Reform Processes
    4. Note
  19. References
  20. Index