by The College of Education / Aug 2, 2012
The second edition of Dean Mary Kalantzis and EPOL professor William Cope's book, "New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education," was published last month in the UK and Europe by Cambridge University Press.
In this new edition, Kalantzis and Cope explore the contemporary debates and challenges in education. In this time of dramatic social change, education represents significant possibilities and opportunities. The book examines learners and their learning environments and considers how schools can prepare their students for the future.
The book features new classroom examples, case studies, and online resources while striking a balance between theoretical understandings and their practical applications.
In rethinking the enterprise of education, Kalantzis and Cope start with the fundamentals of learning, asking how is it that humans come to know, as individuals and collectively. "The discipline of education is not just the stuff of institutions and their processes. It is about this foundational and expansive question of knowing. This is especially the case today when more and more of what we need to know is being learnt outside of formal educational institutions." Additional excerpts from the book synopsis are available at newlearningonline.com.