Author Alex Beard Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson ISBN 9781474604734 EAN 9781474604734 Bic Code Cover Paperback
Learning is the soul of our species. From our first steps to our last words, we are what we learn. Our education predicts our earnings, our contentment, even how long we’ll live. But for all its obvious importance, learning has lost touch with human progress. We live in an information age, work in a knowledge economy, yet our schools remain relics of an industrial era. No more. In ‘Natural Born Learners,’ Alex Beard takes us on a dazzling tour of the future of learning to show how today we can – and must – do better. Combining expert insight, entertaining anecdote and intelligent research, Beard leads us from the crowded corridors of a South London comprehensive to the high-tech halls of Silicon Valley, through the exam factories of South Korea to the inclusive classrooms of Finland.