What’s Worth Teaching?: Rethinking Curriculum in the Age of Technology (Technology, Education–Connections (The TEC Series))

What’s Worth Teaching?: Rethinking Curriculum in the Age of Technology (Technology, Education–Connections (The TEC Series))






This important contribution to the future of education, by bestselling author and renowned cognitive scientist Allan Collins, proposes a school curriculum that will fit the needs of our modern era. Offering guidelines for deciding what is important to learn in order to become a knowledgeable person, a good citizen, a thoughtful worker, and a valuable friend in the 21st century, Collins considers the qualities needed for a healthy and productive life. Taking a close look at how advances in technology, communication, and the dissemination of information are reshaping the world, this volume examines how schools can foster flexible, self-directed learners who will succeed in the modern workplace. A concluding chapter presents a broad new vision for how schools can be redesigned to teach the kinds of knowledge and skills students will need in an increasingly complex society and global world.

Book Features:

  • Identifies global trends and their implications for what we should be teaching our children.
  • Explains how schools are teaching an outdated curriculum.
  • Proposes a radical revision of the math and science curriculum.
  • Describes how literacy is changing in the digital age.




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