21st Century Expectation: Education Meeting Knowledge Economy
This is a thought provoking book. It conceptualizes and advocates education for the changing-times. Book examines education in view of the 21st century demands and the knowledge economy. The present education systems greatly suffer from heavy academic learning, convergent thinking, testing and examinations and produce stereotype graduates who are unable to join the world of work due to lack of employable skills. The book presents a skills oriented taxonomy of education which has integrated the cognitive, affective, emotional and psychomotor developments into one classification.
The book proposes a “Themes Based Curriculum” which provides a greater flexibility and variety of learning task to the learner, and in turn facilitates the production of diverse human capital stock to meet the human capital demand of the knowledge economy. Book advocates Authentic Instruction, Learning and Assessment as it is clearly demonstrated that authentic learning enhances the generic skills for the 21st century. Further authentic learning facilitates divergent thinking and tacility in the learning and allows learner to enjoy a meaningful learning environment.
About the Author: Upali M. Sedere is a Sri Lankan. This is his 3rd book on educational reforms. His book on “Globalization and Reforming Education: Crisis of Vision” was listed as a prescribed book in several universities in USA, Europe, Australia and Japan. His innovative and critical thinking of the education systems with his wide national and international exposure in education development makes his books different from the usual academic books.
All book reviewers stated that Sedere brings pro-poor education to the frontline to address, and Paulo Freire would have been happy to see Dr. Sedere’s writing. In 1987 leaving the 20 year academic career he joined the FAO of the United Nations as Expert on Training and Evaluation. He institutionalized the Agricultural Training and Evaluation system in the 31 BLPPs in Indonesia and the Training Manual he produced on “Performance Evaluation” is translated to over 15 languages. In 1991 he joined the World Bank as Project Monitor of the then world’s largest education sector project in Bangladesh.
- Paperback: 380 pages
- Publisher: White Falcon Publishing ; 1 edition (2019)
- Author: Dr. Upali M Sedere
- ISBN-13: 9789389085259
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1 x 21.5 cm
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