Why the design of Education 2.0 must begin now

Why the design of Education 2.0 must begin now

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AUTHOR: Jan Owen AM, CEO of Foundation for Young Australians

This month I went to Moscow, Russia at the invitation of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP) to present FYA’s New Work Order research on young people and the future of work.

The pre-summit introduction included our Russian hosts explaining Russia to us by quoting Winston Churchill, who famously said: “Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”

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No.8 Re-charged

No.8 Re-charged

TITLE: No.8 Re-charged
AUTHOR: David Downs, Dr Michelle Dickinson

No. 8 Recharged is a beautifully curated collection of 202 world changing innovations from New Zealand. Each company is profiled by David Downs and Dr Michelle Dickinson, with the real story behind that company explored in a witty, intelligent way.

Presented in a unique, silver paperback form, this 210-page book will stand out on any coffee table, reception table or bookshelf.

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Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

TITLE: Most Likely to Succeed
AUTHOR: Tony Wagner, Ted Dintersmith

The basis for a major documentary, two leading experts sound an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so we can equip students for the realities of the twenty-first-century economy. “If you read one book about education this decade, make it this one” (Adam Braun, bestselling author and founder of Pencils of Promise).

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New method of measuring skills employers desire proves popular

New method of measuring skills employers desire proves popular

Director of 21C, Justine Munro told Mike Hosking these skills are just as important as academic studies.

A New Zealand company has adapted an American model of testing, aimed at measuring skills that employers find most useful.

ACT-Tessera is a unique questioning model which looks at skills that work places prioritise - tenacity, leadership curiosity and teamwork.

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

TITLE: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,
AUTHOR: Angela Duckworth
PUBLISHED: XXX

In this must-read for anyone seeking to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth takes us on an eye-opening journey to discover the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement. Winningly personal, insightful and powerful, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that – not talent or luck – makes all the difference.

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There Is Life After College

There Is Life After College

TITLE: There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
AUTHOR: Jeffrey J. Selingo

From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation.

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