10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2011
Great book - frightening and stimulating at the same time!
Author maintains that
"We can rewrite the relationship between education and socio-technical change." (p.10)
As a grandparent, and having started my education career as a "Lecturer in Environmental Science" in 1975, I'm struck by Keri's attention throughout to intergenerational and sustainability issues as fundamental to understanding where education, and schools, need to go in future. This is the first time I've seen ed-tech issues set so well in that context.
Along with Neil Selwyn's most recent book, "Education and Technology : Key Issues and Debates", this provides an invaluable contemporary look at the socio-technical ecosystem within which all the changes going on in society, and the evolution of technology use in education need to be considered.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 August 2011
This is a must read for anyone thinking about how young people and how our communities grow and learn.
I cannot recommend it enough - for it is insightful about our current position; clever in the choice of research, practice and lessons learned from a diverse set of disciplines; ethical and profoundly humane; and just plain well written.
My only critique would be that some of the future envisioning is a little too far ahead and too much based on major world events (eg war!) If the author believes that the only way that the kind of change that many (most) who work in and understand educational contexts believe is necessary is possible after a war - then we are really in trouble! However, this is a small criticism given the breadth, clarity and passion which she brings to a highly complex discussion.