Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Learning for Tomorrow 1 1 Lifeworthy Learning: Where Knowledge Goes in Learners? Lives 7 2 Learning Agendas: The Mixed Blessings of Achievement, Information, and Expertise 27 3 Big Understandings: Learning That Matters in Learners? Lives 49 4 Big Questions: Learning beyond What?s Settled and Known 71 5 Lifeready Learning: Making What?s Worth Learning Ready for Life 97 6 The Seven Seas of Knowledge: Lifeworthy Learning from the Disciplines 123 7 Ways of Knowing: Powerful Patterns of Thought from the Disciplines and Beyond 143 8 Buckets of Knowledge: Organizing Content across the Years of Education 171 9 Big Know-How: Twenty-First-Century Skills and Beyond 197 10 Knowledge on the Way to Wisdom 223 Notes 251 Index 261
David N. Perkins is the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Research Professor of Teaching and Learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Recently retired from the senior faculty, he is a founding member and senior co-director of Project Zero, a research and development institute at the graduate school. He has authored several books, including Making Learning Whole, Smart Schools, Outsmarting IQ , and The Eureka Effect .