9780143121268

Now You See It : How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143121268

  • ISBN10:

    014312126X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/31/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

"As scholarly as [it] is . . . this book about education happens to double as an optimistic, even thrilling, summer read." - The New York Times A brilliant combination of science and its real-world application, Now You See It sheds light on one of the greatest problems of our historical moment: our schools and businesses are designed for the last century, not for a world in which technology has reshaped the way we think and learn. In this informed and optimistic work, Cathy N. Davidson takes us on a tour of the future of work and education, introducing us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas will soon affect every arena of our lives, from schools with curriculums built around video games to workplaces that use virtual environments to train employees.

Author Biography

Cathy N. Davidson codirects the annual HASTAC/MacArthur Digital Media and Learning competitions. She holds distinguished chairs in English and interdisciplinary studies at Duke University and has published more than a dozen books. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introduction: I'll Count-You Take Care of the Gorillap. 1
Distraction and Difference: The Keys to Attention and the Changing Brain
Learning from the Distraction Expertsp. 23
Learning Ourselvesp. 44
The Kids Are All Right
Project Classroom Makeoverp. 61
How We Measurep. 105
The Epic Winp. 132
Work in the Future
The Changing Workplacep. 165
The Changing Workerp. 208
The Brain You Change Yourself
You, Too, Can Program Your VCR (and Probably Should)p. 247
Conclusion: Now You See Itp. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 293
Appendix Twenty-first-Century Literacies-a Checklistp. 297
Notesp. 301
Indexp. 331
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