‘Changing Education’ reflects on the changes there have been in education over the centuries and in different countries, often as a result of educational and scientific research and the changing needs of societies, and then points the way forward to show how teachers today are part of that change, preparing children for the future.
The first part of the book gives an overview of famous educators who have and are influencing educational change, and describes some developing countries which are in the process of changing at a speed unimaginable in the past. This is the context in which many teacher work, having to change their methods from the imparting of knowledge to a large mass of children, merely to be memorised and repeated in examinations, to teaching children and students how to learn for themselves, and understand and apply that learning in the context of the digital age.
Aware that there are fundamentals that do not change, but also that education methodology is changing all the time, teachers need a tool to help them change their methods from rote teaching and learning of the many, to personalised learning of the individual. The second part of the book provides some pointers as how that might be done. It would be of practical, immediate help to classroom and subject teachers, and assist in the planning of in-service training by those in management positions.