Chapter 1: New Learning

See also: Kalantzis, Mary and Bill Cope. 2014. "‘Education is the New Philosophy’, to Make a Metadisciplinary Claim for the Learning Sciences." Pp. 101-115 in Companion to Research in Education, edited by A. D. Reid, E. P. Hart, and M. A. Peters. Dordrecht: Springer. |  Download

 Being an Educator in ‘Interesting Times’


1.1 What is "New Learning"?

1.2 Teaching as an Art and Science

1.3 Learning and Education: Defining the Key Terms

1.4 Formal and Informal Learning

1.5 Learning Community, Curriculum and Pedagogy

1.6 Modern Educational Institutions

1.7 Models of Pedagogy

1.8 What Kind of Science is Education?

1.9 Education as the Science of Coming to Know


Peters on the Knowledge Economy

Political Leaders, Speaking of Education [Nelson Mandela, The First President of Post-Apartheid South Africa]

Political Leaders, Speaking of Education [Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese Opposition Leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate]

Political Leaders, Speaking of Education [Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate]

Political Leaders, Speaking of Education [Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan]

 What’s ‘New’ about ‘New Learning?’


2.1 Changing Social Contexts of Learning

2.2 The Profession of Education

2.3 Contemporay Social Contexts of Education

2.4 Changing Roles for the Teacher

2.5 Changing Sites of Learning

2.6 Education as Designs for Social Futures


No Future Left Behind

McMahon on the Economics of Education

Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

Kalantzis and Cope, New Tools for Learning: Working with Disruptive Change

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

James Gee, Video Games are Good for Your Soul

 Designs for Social Futures

The Fun They Had

Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap

Kalantzis and Cope: A Charter for Change in Education