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 Book ContentsPageAuthor biography: Gordon Dryden8How to quit school at age 14 and end up writing the top-selling book on learning Author biography: Jeannette Vos10The frustrated teacher who spent seven years researching a better way Title page12Contents13Preface by Gordon Dryden18Welcome to the new world, with unlimited access to unlimited opportunities Foreword by Jeannette Vos20The more the new technology soars, the more the need for holistic balance Introduction22History’s newest revolution and the seven keys to unlock it 1. It’s personal: For everyone, everywhere, any time, in your own way252. It’s interactive: Easy-to-use templates make it simple at any age263. It’s global: The Web owned by no one, but used by almost everyone274. It’s instant: Just in time, when you need it, as you need it285. It’s mainly free: Or nearly free: often one low-cost click at a time296. It’s easily shared: The new world of collaborative networks307. It’s co-creative: To link your talents with multi-talented teams 31Part one: The futureChapter one: The converging revolutions36The seven ways Web 2.0 is changing everything, everywhere Moore’s Law and Metcalfe’s Law38The converging revolutions391. It’s global, national and local at the same time412. It’s instant: any time, anywhere493. It’s open, free or almost free514. It’s mobile as well a personal545. It’s interactive and enjoyable576. It’s co-creative: the new era of mass innovation617. It’s easily shared—with millions64Chapter two: The network revolution68A new framework for education in a new networked world Some lessons from history71The new framework for learning77Your seven interlinked networks781. Your internal genetic and neural network802. Your personal learning network803. New interactive information networks854. Your creative network875. Your talent network886. New organization networks897. New global learning networks 91Part two: Your future Chapter three: The talent revolution94How to develop your own unique talent through nature, nurture and neurons The basic structure of the brain102The brain’s main networks1041. The sensory networks1042. The transmission network1063. The physical network1074. The emotional, feeling networks1085. The social networks1106. The biological clock network1117. The thinking networks112How to unlock the brain’s unlimited power113Chapter four: The learning-styles revolution124How to find your own learning style and build on your own unique talent Howard Gardner’s multiple-intelligence model126Linguistic intelligence or talent126Logical-mathematical intelligence or talent127Visual-spatial intelligence or talent128Musical intelligence or talent129Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence or talent130Interpersonal intelligence or talent131Intrapersonal intelligence or talent132Naturalist intelligence or talent132The possibility of existential intelligence or talent133Determining your learning style135How you take in information135How you organize and process information136Physical and biological needs that affect learning137How to determine students’ preferred learning styles138Now: online analysis of learning and working styles139Four types of thinking styles139Different ways to store and retrieve information141The implications for home study, schools and teachers142Chapter five: The learn-it-yourself revolution144How to take your talent and passion and keep adding other skills and abilities 1. Start with the lessons from sport1442. Dare to dream—and imagine your future1463. Set a specific goal—and set deadlines1464. Get an enthusiastic mentor—fast1475. Start with the big picture first1476. Ask—and start with the Web1487. Seek out the main principles1508. Find the three best books by practical achievers1519. Relearn how to read—faster, better, more easily15210. Reinforce by pictures and sound15411. Learn by doing15512. Draw Mind Maps instead of taking linear notes15613. Easy ways to retrieve what you’ve learned15714. Learn the art of relaxed alertness15815. Practise, practise, practise16016. Review and reflect16117. Use linking tools and memory pegs16118. Have fun, play games16219. Teach others16220. Go digital163Chapter six: The creative revolution164A creative thinking course for teachers, students and innovators 1. Define your problem1672. Define your ideal solution and visualize it1673. Gather the facts1684. Break the pattern1695. Go outside your own field1696. Play with various combinations1707. Sleep on it1718. Eureka! It pops out171Brainstorming checklist for ideas173When you’re looking for a new idea can you . . .173What could you substitute?173What new combinations can you make?174How can you adapt it?174What can you magnify or increase?174What could you reduce, reverse or eliminate?174What new forms can you create?174Edward de Bono’s methods 179Part three: Revolution 1.0Chapter seven: The early-childhood revolution182How to enrich your child’s learning ability from birth to age eight 1. The vital importance of step-by-step movement1862. Use your common sense1873. Build on all your senses1884. Use the world as your classroom1885. The great art of communication1896. Parents as first teachers1927. Model early childhood centers194Chapter eight: The teaching revolution200The seven keys to effective teaching: the proving grounds to reinvent school 1. The best “state”201Orchestrating the environment202Setting the right mood and getting students’ attention203Early activity is vital204The right brain wavelength206Break down the learning barriers208Encourage personal goal-setting and learning outcomes208Try visualizing your goal209Trigger the emotions2092. The presentation: through exploration and inquiry209Positivity and linking are the first principles209Getting the big picture fast210Involve all the senses211Step out of the lecturing role211Plenty of role playing and “identities”211Organize plenty of “state changes”212Make learning-how-to-learn part of every course212The Lozanov concerts2123. Thinking about it, and deep memory storage2144. Activate to draw out the learning2155. Apply2166. Review, evaluate and celebrate2167. Holographic and holistic teaching218Transforming and entire school218Chapter nine: The high school revolution222New recipe for secondary school reform: to learn it, do it— in real-life partnerships How the best schools succeed2241. Captivate the students with real-world interests2252. Assign academic work worthy of being showcased225Business-school partnerships226Singapore shows the way227Project-based learning takes off228Start with hands-on experience229Setting up school companies230Integrated studies use the world as a classroom234High school business courses 234Part four: Revolution 2.0 Chapter ten: The co-creative revolution238How the new Open Web will anchor the emerging cyberspace learning era 1. It’s global2382. It’s personal2453. It’s interactive2474. It’s instant2485. It’s free—or nearly free2496. It’s easily shared2507. It’s co-creative254Chapter eleven: The innovation revolution260The seven ways entrepreneurship is building the next big growth industry 1. Apple typifies the new Youth Web2612. Cyworld leads social networking revolution2643. Go sell your talent on the Web2644. New world of serious learning games2685. New directions in corporate training2706. Business lessons for education2717. Lifelong learning the big opportunity273Chapter twelve: The digital revolution274How to use interactive technology as the catalyst to reinvent school 1. From New Zealand—innovation begins2742. The United Kingdom high school model2823. Singapore’s networked global curriculum2834. The Canadian Master’s Academy2855. Mexico’s Thomas Jefferson Institute2866. Technology leadership joins holistic learning2877. The challenge to extend the lesson to all schools288Chapter thirteen: The global revolution290How to unleash the talents of billions to reinvent the world 1. It’s YOU2912. It’s global295For early childhood and parenting education295A global primary-years curriculum296Middle and high school programs3003. It’s interactive3024. It’s instant3055. It’s free or nearly free3056. It’s easily shared3057. It’s co-creative306The best is yet to come 308Chapter reference notes310Authors’ thanks313The Unlimited Library314Index317Publisher and author details320Click here now to read the first 34 pages of UNLIMITED – The New Learning RevolutionRead the entire contents from the 1999 book “The Learning Revolution” free onlineBack to the Top of this page
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