ISBN 9788132116202,World Class Learners

World Class Learners


Yong Zhao



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788132116202

ISBN-10 8132116208


Number of Pages 522 Pages
Language (English)


Prepare your students for the globalized world! 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 and harness the entrepreneurial spirit Foster student autonomy and leadership Champion inventive learners with necessary resources Develop global partners and resources With the liberty to make meaningful decisions and explore nontraditional learning opportunities, today's students will develop into tomorrow's global entrepreneurs. Table of Contents: Introduction: To Create is Human The Wrong Bet: Why Common Curriculum and Standards won't Help The Changed World: The Need for Entrepreneurs What Makes an Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurial Spirit Achievement Gap vs. Entrepreneurship Gap: The Myth of Education Giants China vs. the United States: How the Best Education Stifles the Entrepreneurial Spirit From Accident to Design: A Paradigm Shift Freedom to Learn: Student Autonomy and Leadership Product-Oriented Learning: Works that Matter The Globe Is Our Campus: Global Entrepreneurs and Enterprises Create a World Class Education: Principles and Indicators Index

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