eBook World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, 1st Edition

  • Yong Zhao
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  • ISBN-10: 1452280002
  • ISBN-13: 9781452280004
  • DDC: 370.11
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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In the new global economy, the jobs that exist now might not exist by the time today's students enter the workplace. To succeed in this ever-changing world, students need to be able to think like entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible, creative, and global. Researcher and professor Yong Zhao unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to use their learning differently to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalized society. World Class Learners presents concepts that teachers, administrators and even parents can implement immediately, including how to: understand the entrepreneurial spirit and harness it; foster student autonomy and leadership; champion inventive learners with necessary resources; and develop global partners and resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for World Class Learners.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Introduction: To Create is Human.
1: The Wrong Bet: Why Common Curriculum and Standards Won’t Help.
2: The Changed World: The Need for Entrepreneurs.
3: What Makes an Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurial Spirit.
4: Achievement Gap vs. Entrepreneurship Gap: The Myth of Education Giants.
5: China vs. the United States: How the Best Education Stifles the Entrepreneurial Spirit.
6: From Accident to Design: A Paradigm Shift.
7: Freedom to Learn: Student Autonomy and Leadership.
8: Product-Oriented Learning: Works That Matter.
9: The Globe is Our Campus: Global Entrepreneurs and Enterprises.
10: Create a World Class Education: Principles and Indicators.