World Class Learners : Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students

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  • Copyright: 6/26/2012
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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Students as Global Entrepreneurs is a radically different education philosophy. It aims to cultivate self-regulated, responsible, and creative individuals who are capable of creating their jobs or positions instead of shaping themselves to fit in. It starts with the natural curiosity of children and supports them to develop their strengths and preserve their motivation for learning. It encourages families, schools, and communities to build on their uniqueness instead of trying to become more like others. It helps individuals and communities to view others as potential collaborators, clients and customers, and markets for their uniqueness instead of competitors. This approach does not ignore the basics or common knowledge required to be competent citizens but teaches them in a different way. Instead of imposing on them, this approach inspires children to actively seek them.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
About the Authorp. xi
Introduction: To Create Is Humanp. 1
The Wrong Bet: Why Common Curriculum and Standards Won't Helpp. 23
The Changed World: The Need for Entrepreneursp. 49
What Makes an Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurial Spiritp. 75
Achievement Gap vs. Entrepreneurship Gap: The Myth of Education Giantsp. 99
China vs. the United States: How the Best Education Stifles the Entrepreneurial Spiritp. 119
From Accident to Design: A Paradigm Shiftp. 143
Freedom to Learn: Student Autonomy and Leadershipp. 165
Product-Oriented Learning: Works That Matterp. 189
The Globe Is Our Campus: Global Entrepreneurs and Enterprisesp. 213
Create a World Class Education: Principles and Indicatorsp. 235
Indexp. 259
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