Recommended reading

NZCER books and articles about shifting to 21st century learning

Disciplining and drafting or 21st Century learning? (Bolstad and Gilbert, 2008)

Progress in the 21st Century

Catching the knowledge wave (Gilbert, 2005)

Educating for the 21st Century (2003 NZCER conference proceedings)

Other books our team likes


Claxton, G. (2008). What’s the point of school? Re-discovering the heart of education. Oxford: Oneworld Publications

Egan, K.(2008). The future of education: Reimagining our schools from the ground up. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Sumara, D. (2002). Why Reading Literature in School Still Matters: Imagination, Interpretation, Insight. Manwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

General interest

Appiah, Kwame Anthony (2006) Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a world of strangers. London: Penguin

Capra, Fritjof (2002) The Hidden Connections: Integrating the biological, cognitive and social dimensions of life into a science of sustainability. New York: Doubleday. (read a blogposting)

Gladwell, Malcolm (2002). The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Boston: Back Bay Books

Johnson, Steven (2005). Everything bad is good for you. Penguin: New York

Shirky, Clay (2008). Here comes everybody: The power of organising without organisations. Allen Lane: UK. (read a blogposting)

  1. | #1

    Thanks @mark anderson, The Wikinomics book has been on my “must get around to reading” list for quite some time!

  2. mark anderson
    | #2

    Some additional book and website recommendations for consideration:
    1.) Non-Zero: The logic of human destiny. Robert Wright
    2.) Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything,with Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
    3.) Cognitive Edge is focused on rejuvenating management practices to better equip organisations when addressing intractable problems or seizing new opportunities in uncertain and complex situations. Dave Snowden. (Ex IBM Insitute for Knowledge Management)

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