1. The need for purpose: why we have to ask 'why?'; 2. New answers to 'why'; 3. The context for a new purpose: an age of disruption; 4. What does it mean to 'thrive' - globally?; 5. Pathfinders for a thriving planet; 6. Stronger together: building thriving societies; 7. Pathfinders for thriving societies; 8. The inter-personal purpose; growing strong bonds; 9. Pathfinders for thriving relationships; 10. Me, myself and I: towards the thriving self; 11. pathfinders for the thriving self; 12. Agency: a key outcome for learners; 13. From schools to learning ecosystems; 14. Beyond beautiful exceptions: the challenge of scale; 15. Getting purposeful.
Thrive explores the purpose of education in a transforming world and how young people can thrive in this unpredictable environment.
Valerie Hannon co-founded the Innovation Unit and the Global Education Leaders' Partnership and is a consultant advisor to OECD and various education ministries worldwide. Recent publications include Learning a Living (2013). Amelia Peterson is part of the founding faculty of the London Interdisciplinary School and has taught previously at the London School of Economics and a large secondary school in England. She holds a PhD in Education from Harvard University.
'Drawing on careful scholarship as well as vivid examples of
practice, Thrive is an impressive reflection on education in our
time.' Howard Gardner, Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and
Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
'Valerie Hannon and Amelia Peterson paint an unsettling picture of the growing gap between the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that tomorrow's world will require and what our current school systems provide. But the most compelling part of the book lies in the scenarios and answers it provides to close this gap, and to do so not by replacing schools but by reimagining and transforming them.' Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development