🏆 2022 BIBA® Non-Fiction: Education Winner!
Our best efforts at improving education have failed to improve the lives of children or change society for the better. This is no accident: the current system ignores our deepest knowledge about how human beings thrive.
Being “smart” today is still about sorting kids based on how well they absorb and retain knowledge. We need education to reflect a different set of values: interdependence, community, diversity, and deep, dynamic learning.
We need education to align with human development, facilitate learning for different kinds of brains, and prepare young people for a changing society and evolving workplace. Blending history and science with stories from inside, The Future of Smart is a must read for anyone concerned about the future of education.
A passionate advocate for transformation in our education system, Dr. Ulcca Hansen explains the disconnect between what we want for our children, and what education today provides. The Future of Smart shows how we can build an education system to nurture the unique, human capabilities of each child, and lay the groundwork for a more equitable, just, and humane future.