Literacies of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know
When we talk about transforming education so that every child has the opportunity to explore their interests and passions in a way that is personalized, relevant, and contextualized, we believe a learner’s cultural upbringing should be central to the conversation. Donaldo Macedo, author of Literacies of Power, felt this conversation was nonexistent at all levels of the education system. Explore his work and discover why no system will adequately capture the minds of every learner if it fails to unleash the binds of linguistic and cultural hegemony.
Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track
Russell L. Ackoff and Daniel Greenberg
As pioneers of learner-centered education, we sometimes have to take a step back and remember where we first made the paradigm shift, so we can help guide others itching to begin. In their high-impact book, Turning Learning Right Side Up, Russell L. Ackoff and Daniel Greenberg attempt to recreate mindset shifting moments through written narrative. They invite readers to explore the traditional system inside and out, provide a blank canvas, and ask “knowing what you know now, how would you design learning for your community?”
The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“I don’t have a creative mind.” This quip bears a striking similarity to the more common claim, “I’m not good at math.” This idea that people are innately wired to either be creative or analytical (and certainly not both) is a detriment to society. Through this self-fulfilling prophecy, we tend to limit the learning opportunities we pursue. Robert Fritz, author of The Path of Least Resistance, had enough of this unjustified self-doubt and invited readers to look at creativity in a brand new light—one that will empower you to create with purpose regardless of your perceived abilities.