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The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan


Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, has written what is destined to turn out to be one of the crucial influential books about training in our time.

A free, world-category education for somebody, anyplace: this is the intention of the Khan Academy, a passion mission that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's on-line tutoring periods together with his niece, who used to be suffering from algebra, into a global phenomenon. Nowadays tens of millions of students, oldsters, and lecturers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have increased to embody virtually each possible subject; and Academy ways are being employed with thrilling ends up in a growing number of classrooms around the globe.

Like many innovators, Khan rethinks current assumptions and imagines what training could be if freed from them. And his core concept-freeing teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for actually human interaction-has turn out to be his existence's ardour. Colleges searching for his recommendation about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the website to make the most of this recent method to finding out.

In THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE, Khan items his radical vision for the way forward for education, in addition to his personal exceptional story, for the first time. In these pages, you’re going to uncover, amongst other things:

  • How both college students and lecturers are being sure by using a damaged top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries in the past
  • Why expertise will make classrooms extra human and teachers extra necessary
  • How and why we are able to find the money for to pay educators the identical as different experts
  • How we can carry creativity and authentic human interactivity back to learning
  • Why we will have to be very positive about the future of studying.

Oldsters and politicians mechanically bemoan the state of our education device. Data counsel we've fallen at the back of the remainder of the sector in literacy, math, and sciences. With a clever reading of historical past, Khan explains how this problem offered itself, and why a return to “mastery finding out,” deserted within the twentieth century and ingeniously revived with the aid of instruments just like the Khan Academy, might supply one of the best possibility to level the enjoying container, and to offer all of our youngsters an international-type training now.

More than only a resolution, THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE serves as a call at no cost, universal, global education, and a proof of how Khan's simple yet modern pondering can assist accomplish that inspiring goal.

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Writer: Salman Khan Writer: Twelve Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 272

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