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Learning (Re) imagined, learning transformed

Learning (Re) imagined, learning transformed

WiseLogoAs learning is becoming a universal theme, the Teachers’ Forum sees a great opportunity to learn about learning in — Learning {Re}imagined: How the connected society is transforming learning – a book about innovation in learning and teaching.
At a meeting of the forum on Wednesday, forum president Tayyaba Khan welcomed the publication by Graham Brown-Martin, founder of Education Design Labs, and illustrated with images by award-winning photographer Newsha Tavakolian.

The book is an initiative of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE).
Ms Khan said the book presented a lot of diversity as the author and photographer took on a world tour –to Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They visited school and projects, and met with educators and thought leaders.

The book explores how today’s educators are facing the challenge of what to teach and how to teach in a connected society. Using technology as a touchstone, the journey leads to a wider exploration of why societies are shaped as they are, the role of education systems within them, and how they may transform to meet tomorrow’s big challenges.

This is the third publication by WISE.

Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, the WISE chairman says: “The WISE Books offer unique perspectives from around the world on the most innovative ways to approach today’s pressing educational challenges at all levels and in diverse environments. This book will help spread some of the latest thinking and new models of creative action in education.” About the importance of the human element in knowing how to make best use of advancing technologies, Brown-Martin comments, “Our mission is to get under the skin of the debate around technology in education to understand and report back on what is working and what are the obstacles as well as the triumphs.”

Photographer NewshaTavakolian adds, “Technology has certainly opened up so many opportunities, giving access to a wealth of information and resources for so many. But technology is not the only thing that has changed education, and certainly not the whole story. For me it was important to also capture the power of human interactions.”
The book leads the reader on a round-the-world adventure in search of innovation in learning and teaching. It is enhanced by a free app for mobile devices which provide an interactive layer of information beyond the printed pages. Users can access over four hours of exclusive digital video.

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