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 What is "New Learning"?

2 Teaching as an Art and Science

3 Learning and Education: Defining the Key Terms

4 Formal and Informal Learning

5 Learning Community, Curriculum and Pedagogy

6 Modern Educational Institutions

7 Models of Pedagogy

8 What Kind of Science is Education?

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?’


1 Changing Social Contexts of Learning

2 The Profession of Education

3 Contemporay Social Contexts of Education

4 Changing Roles for the Teacher

5 Changing Sites of Learning

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