OPEN is a revelation. With an engaging wit and a clear mind Dave Price cast a penetrating light on how the new dynamics of digital culture are transforming not only how we work and play but how we think, feel and learn. He writes with a sharp sense of social history and theory. But he argues too from deep practical experience as an artist, parent and noted leader in educational change. From every perspective 'Open' will open your mind to some of the real implications of digital technologies for how we live and learn in the 21st century. --Sir Ken Robinson, world-leading expert on education and creativity
There a lots of books about learning, but there are hardly any that manage to put the coming education revolution in a context that makes sense both emotionally and economically. OPEN is a tour de force that is by turns inspiring, shocking, highly entertaining, but above all practical. David Price combines the rare skill of understanding an institution without being institutionalised - a maverick thinker who can, through force of reason and humour coupled with long experience, make the job of re-booting education a fun one. He's just the kind of revolutionary the new world needs - one who's influence comes from putting the power to change things directly into your hands. --Mark Stevenson, author of 'An Optimist's Tour of the Future'
About the Author
David Price is a writer, consultant, speaker, and trainer. He is a Senior Associate at the Innovation Unit, in England, and Director of Educational Arts. He consults with organisations and schools, and has led a range of ground-breaking, innovative, education programmes. He has given talks all over the world, and written extensively. In 2009, he was made an Officer of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen for services to education. He lives in Leeds, England. For more info on the author, please visit: www.engagedlearning.co.uk