NEW LEARNING CHALLENGES
Going beyond the Industrial Age System of School and Work
Edited by Katsuhiro Yamazumi, Yrjö Engeström, Harry Daniels
277 pages, hardbound. 2005.
Price: 3,465 JAPANESE YEN (with tax)
The material and communicative circumstances which obtain at this point in the beginning of the 21st century present new challenges for conceptions of learning. As the paradigm of mass production gives way to new forms of production and organization of work, also the worlds of learning are in search for new paradigms. If work is increasingly done in rapidly changing networks and partnerships of culturally diverse organizations, how can schools and other contexts devoted to learning prepare people for such practices? And perhaps more importantly, what kind of learning could generate critical and creative agency among learners, allowing them to take a leading role in the shaping of their own futures? In this book we bring together contemporary European, Japanese and Chinese responses to these new learning challenges.
1 School as Collaborative Change Agent