- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Paradigm Publishers; 1 edition (August 30, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612050352
- ISBN-13: 978-1612050355
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,168,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Leonard J. Waks has a genuine and unremitting commitment to young people. This is consistently demonstrated throughout his reimagining of schooling in the Internet Age in Education 2.0: The Learningweb Revolution and the Transformation of the School. The book takes seriously contemporary problems of schools at the discursive and policy levels while maintaining a well-supported faith in the power of young people and the Internet.”
―Journal of Philosophy of Education
“Waks has crafted a book that is well informed about theoretical issues in education while also detailed and erudite with regard to new technologies. In that sense, the book is one of a kind and will likely be influential. Educational theorists of all stripes will find new and useful ideas in this book.”
“Although there is widespread realization that technology has created a profound societal revolution, it has not been deeply integrated with educational reform. In Education 2.0 Leonard J. Waks constructs a philosophical basis derived from complexity theory for school improvement. He details practical design for curricular and instructional improvement through a learningweb revolution. In so doing, Professor Waks shows how to overcome failures of industrial models of schooling by employing a new ecology of learning networks that could transform schools for the 21st Century. He helps us understand that the vast availability of knowledge to students today calls for paradigmatic changes in ways we envision personal and social learning. I urge anyone concerned with education (especially educators and policy makers) to read Waks’ book carefully, reflect thoughtfully on possibilities advanced in it, and use its key messages to reconstruct schooling. The future of subsequent generations is at stake.”
―William H. Schubert is Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Few people understand the convergence of technology change like Leonard Waks. In Education 2.0 he brings us face-to-face with the contemporary revolution in learning. Many books have described these emerging learning technologies, but few have shown how they might be part of a transformational learning ecology. Education 2.0, true to its name, places them within a comprehensive conceptual model of an entirely new learning ecology. While previous attempts at such a broad synthesis of the new educational situation have been [made], Education 2.0 is the first to succeed. Professor Waks nails it!”
―Curt Bonk, Indiana University
“Education 2.0: The Learningweb Revolution and the Transformation of the School discusses the most significant paradigm shift in education in the contemporary era, its institutional effects, and its democratic potential. With the development of Web 2.0 technologies, Waks suggests that we have moved beyond the massification of the industrial paradigm to a new social learning model that has the potential to reawaken our public instincts for reform and radically transform our educational institutions. This is a highly recommended read.”
―Michael A. Peters, University of Illinois
About the Author
Leonard J. Waks is Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia. Waks has earned doctorates in philosophy and organizational studies, and he taught at Purdue, Stanford, and Penn State before joining the Temple faculty. He is co-founder of the National Technological Literacy Conferences, and author of the book Technology s School as well as more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters.