ERIC Number: ED332782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-28
Reference Count: N/A
Learning in the Future. The ThinkAhead Project: Forum No. 1 [and] Summary of Project.
Whitman Inst., San Francisco, CA.
Leading educational researchers focused on education in the 21st century in a discussion of their ongoing work. Discussion was initially limited to the issue of cognitive strategies, skills, or styles that might be relevant to the year 2050. Subsequent discussion turned to consideration of aspects of ongoing research that hold the greatest promise for effective schooling in the future. Discussants were asked to identify research questions they would pursue if their objectives were to develop the best ways to teach cognitive skills. The transcript of participants' comments is organized under the following headings: (1) problems, solutions, and progress; (2) skills for the future; (3) school and real life contexts; (4) resistance and receptivity to educational change; (5) redefining achievement; (6) access to information; (7) goal-based education; (8) testing, textbooks, and teacher development; (9) transition from the present to the future, in terms of transfer of learning skills, teaching thinking strategies, developing schemas, undoing educational bureaucracies; (10) business, education, competition; (11) global education; (12) families, school, and community; and (13) future research. Supplementary materials describe the ThinkAhead Project of San Francisco's Whitman Institute, a project designed to serve as a catalyst for developing educational models that will prepare people to think creatively in the world of the future. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Futures (of Society), Research Needs, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teacher Education, Testing
The Whitman Institute, 405 Davis Court, San Francisco, CA 94126 (Publication No. 104; free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Whitman Inst., San Francisco, CA.