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  • Paperback: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Innovation Unit Press (1 May 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0995596204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0995596207
  • Package Dimensions: 22.8 x 15 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We are in danger of educating a generation of children to become not very good at jobs that robots will do better. Thrive is a brilliant exposé of the failure of mainstream, conventional systems and a persuasive account of why education needs a new sense of purpose: to make us more fully human, creative and empathetic and so together able to shape our rapidly changing world. --Charles Leadbeater

H.G. Wells famously said that civilisation is a race between education and catastrophe. Thrive argues with clarity and concision that this not an empty aphorism. On the contrary, humanity faces existential challenges and radically transforming our dominant systems of education is essential to meet them. That transformation has to begin with reframing the fundamental purposes of mass education and that s what Thrive sets out to do. In the process, it does more than set out the problems. It presents powerful examples of innovation from around the world that show how education can and must change everywhere. A compelling analysis that should inspire and deepen the public conversation about education for all our children, here and now and for the future they will shape. --Sir Ken Robinson

Valerie Hannon never disappoints. What she offers in this book is an honest, affectionate, if sometimes critical analysis of what we need to do if we re to bring the very best out of the next generation of young people - to generously and imaginatively optimise their potential. --Lord David Puttnam

About the Author

Valerie Hannons career spans leadership of education systems, research, teaching, and capacity building. She is now an established thought leader in the field of education innovation. Valerie co-founded Innovation Unit (UK and Australia) and has supported education change programs in numerous systems, including the UK, Europe, USA , Australia and Africa. She is a founding member and Co-Chair of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP) supporting jurisdictions globally to scale their innovation and transform their systems. Valerie is an expert adviser on education to the OECD, and a frequent contributor to the World Summit on Innovation in Education (WISE). She is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator at international conferences and workshops. Earlier co-authored books include Learning A Living: radical innovation in education for work (Bloomsbury, 2012); and Redesigning Education: shaping learning systems around the globe (Booktrope, 2013). Amelia Peterson is a PhD candidate in Education at Harvard University and a fellow in the universitys Inequality and Social Policy program. She is also an Associate with Innovation Unit where for several years she has worked as a researcher for the Global Education Leaders Partnership. Her academic work focuses on qualification systems and transitions out of secondary school.


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