Difference Making at the Heart of Learning is the latest book by Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. This book features MyMachine and at the special Corwin launch event, Tom and Emily have highlighted MyMachine (as the only non-USA organisation).
The book brings a sharp analysis on the role of education for the 21st century. The book shows that all schools and education organisations who are doing well, have in common that they put difference making at the heart of learning; that they give purpose to the learning process by allowing students to work on real world projects. Preferably projects that are purposeful for the student and chosen by the students themselves.
You can watch the event here:
Today’s learners know they face a complex future. They yearn to live in a world where people are working with purpose, leading with character and making a difference. Learning to identify problems and use smart tools to develop meaningful solutions will help them make a difference in their families, their communities and for society.
They need your help. This inspirational, yet practical guide shows educators how to build on students’ own talents and interests to develop their desire for a better world, entrepreneurial mindset and personal leadership skills. Features include:
- New learning priorities centered around making a difference
- A framework based on the 25 most important issues of our time
- Examples and case studies from a diverse range of projects, people, and places
Students learn more when they feel a sense of purpose. With adults like you to guide them, they’ll be ready to make a difference—and shape the world to come.
Learn more about the book here.
Thank you to Tom and Emily for including our work in their book! It makes us really proud!
Tom Vander Ark is CEO of renowned Getting Smart and leading voice in education in the USA. Emily Liebtag is Co-Founder of Boundless, a non-profit aimed at unleashing the potential of young people.