ERIC Number: ED195514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Education and Global Problems: A Note of Cautious Hope.
Botkin, James W.
Science and technology are at their peak, but humanity is still unsure about them, and still struggling, resulting in a "human gap." Most learning is designed to maintain the status quo ("maintenance learning"), when it should be directed at coping with and managing change ("innovative learning"). Learning, if directed towards enhancing individual and societal anticipation and participation, will be an indispensable prerequisite in preparing humanity for its own future. Innovative learning has two parts: the anticipation of problems, and problem solving. Speculations on the obstacles in the way of widespread acceptance of innovative learning and what to do about those obstacles are presented. (SAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education (96th Congress, 2nd Session) "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For related documents, see ED 185 660 and ED 194 475.