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Book Contents Page
Author biography: Gordon Dryden 8
How to quit school at age 14 and end up writing the top-selling book on learning 
Author biography: Jeannette Vos 10
The frustrated teacher who spent seven years researching a better way 
Title page 12
Contents 13
Preface by Gordon Dryden 18
Welcome to the new world, with unlimited access to unlimited opportunities 
Foreword by Jeannette Vos 20
The more the new technology soars, the more the need for holistic balance

 

Introduction 22
Historyís newest revolution and the seven keys to unlock it 
1. Itís personal: For everyone, everywhere, any time, in your own way 25
2. Itís interactive: Easy-to-use templates make it simple at any age 26
3. Itís global: The Web owned by no one, but used by almost everyone 27
4. Itís instant: Just in time, when you need it, as you need it 28
5. Itís mainly free: Or nearly free: often one low-cost click at a time 29
6. Itís easily shared: The new world of collaborative networks 30
7. Itís co-creative: To link your talents with multi-talented teams

 

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Part one: The future
Chapter one: The converging revolutions 36
The seven ways Web 2.0 is changing everything, everywhere 
Mooreís Law and Metcalfeís Law 38
The converging revolutions 39
1. Itís global, national and local at the same time 41
2. Itís instant: any time, anywhere 49
3. Itís open, free or almost free 51
4. Itís mobile as well a personal 54
5. Itís interactive and enjoyable 57
6. Itís co-creative: the new era of mass innovation 61
7. Itís easily sharedówith millions 64
Chapter two: The network revolution 68
A new framework for education in a new networked world 
Some lessons from history 71
The new framework for learning 77
Your seven interlinked networks 78
1. Your internal genetic and neural network 80
2. Your personal learning network 80
3. New interactive information networks 85
4. Your creative network 87
5. Your talent network 88
6. New organization networks 89
7. New global learning networks

 

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Part two: Your future 
Chapter three: The talent revolution 94
How to develop your own unique talent through nature, nurture and neurons 
The basic structure of the brain 102
The brainís main networks 104
1. The sensory networks 104
2. The transmission network 106
3. The physical network 107
4. The emotional, feeling networks 108
5. The social networks 110
6. The biological clock network 111
7. The thinking networks 112
How to unlock the brainís unlimited power 113
Chapter four: The learning-styles revolution 124
How to find your own learning style and build on your own unique talent 
Howard Gardnerís multiple-intelligence model 126
Linguistic intelligence or talent 126
Logical-mathematical intelligence or talent 127
Visual-spatial intelligence or talent 128
Musical intelligence or talent 129
Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence or talent 130
Interpersonal intelligence or talent 131
Intrapersonal intelligence or talent 132
Naturalist intelligence or talent 132
The possibility of existential intelligence or talent 133
Determining your learning style 135
How you take in information 135
How you organize and process information 136
Physical and biological needs that affect learning 137
How to determine studentsí preferred learning styles 138
Now: online analysis of learning and working styles 139
Four types of thinking styles 139
Different ways to store and retrieve information 141
The implications for home study, schools and teachers 142
Chapter five: The learn-it-yourself revolution 144
How to take your talent and passion and keep adding other skills and abilities 
1. Start with the lessons from sport 144
2. Dare to dreamóand imagine your future 146
3. Set a specific goalóand set deadlines 146
4. Get an enthusiastic mentorófast 147
5. Start with the big picture first 147
6. Askóand start with the Web 148
7. Seek out the main principles 150
8. Find the three best books by practical achievers 151
9. Relearn how to readófaster, better, more easily 152
10. Reinforce by pictures and sound 154
11. Learn by doing 155
12. Draw Mind Maps instead of taking linear notes 156
13. Easy ways to retrieve what youíve learned 157
14. Learn the art of relaxed alertness 158
15. Practise, practise, practise 160
16. Review and reflect 161
17. Use linking tools and memory pegs 161
18. Have fun, play games 162
19. Teach others 162
20. Go digital 163
Chapter six: The creative revolution 164
A creative thinking course for teachers, students and innovators 
1. Define your problem 167
2. Define your ideal solution and visualize it 167
3. Gather the facts 168
4. Break the pattern 169
5. Go outside your own field 169
6. Play with various combinations 170
7. Sleep on it 171
8. Eureka! It pops out 171
Brainstorming checklist for ideas 173
When youíre looking for a new idea can you . . . 173
What could you substitute? 173
What new combinations can you make? 174
How can you adapt it? 174
What can you magnify or increase? 174
What could you reduce, reverse or eliminate? 174
What new forms can you create? 174
Edward de Bonoís methods

 

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Part three: Revolution 1.0
Chapter seven: The early-childhood revolution 182
How to enrich your childís learning ability from birth to age eight 
1. The vital importance of step-by-step movement 186
2. Use your common sense 187
3. Build on all your senses 188
4. Use the world as your classroom 188
5. The great art of communication 189
6. Parents as first teachers 192
7. Model early childhood centers 194
Chapter eight: The teaching revolution 200
The seven keys to effective teaching: the proving grounds to reinvent school 
1. The best ďstateĒ 201
Orchestrating the environment 202
Setting the right mood and getting studentsí attention 203
Early activity is vital 204
The right brain wavelength 206
Break down the learning barriers 208
Encourage personal goal-setting and learning outcomes 208
Try visualizing your goal 209
Trigger the emotions 209
2. The presentation: through exploration and inquiry 209
Positivity and linking are the first principles 209
Getting the big picture fast 210
Involve all the senses 211
Step out of the lecturing role 211
Plenty of role playing and ďidentitiesĒ 211
Organize plenty of ďstate changesĒ 212
Make learning-how-to-learn part of every course 212
The Lozanov concerts 212
3. Thinking about it, and deep memory storage 214
4. Activate to draw out the learning 215
5. Apply 216
6. Review, evaluate and celebrate 216
7. Holographic and holistic teaching 218
Transforming and entire school 218
Chapter nine: The high school revolution 222
New recipe for secondary school reform: to learn it, do itó in real-life partnerships 
How the best schools succeed 224
1. Captivate the students with real-world interests 225
2. Assign academic work worthy of being showcased 225
Business-school partnerships 226
Singapore shows the way 227
Project-based learning takes off 228
Start with hands-on experience 229
Setting up school companies 230
Integrated studies use the world as a classroom 234
High school business courses

 

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Part four: Revolution 2.0 
Chapter ten: The co-creative revolution 238
How the new Open Web will anchor the emerging cyberspace learning era 
1. Itís global 238
2. Itís personal 245
3. Itís interactive 247
4. Itís instant 248
5. Itís freeóor nearly free 249
6. Itís easily shared 250
7. Itís co-creative 254
Chapter eleven: The innovation revolution 260
The seven ways entrepreneurship is building the next big growth industry 
1. Apple typifies the new Youth Web 261
2. Cyworld leads social networking revolution 264
3. Go sell your talent on the Web 264
4. New world of serious learning games 268
5. New directions in corporate training 270
6. Business lessons for education 271
7. Lifelong learning the big opportunity 273
Chapter twelve: The digital revolution 274
How to use interactive technology as the catalyst to reinvent school 
1. From New Zealandóinnovation begins 274
2. The United Kingdom high school model 282
3. Singaporeís networked global curriculum 283
4. The Canadian Masterís Academy 285
5. Mexicoís Thomas Jefferson Institute 286
6. Technology leadership joins holistic learning 287
7. The challenge to extend the lesson to all schools 288
Chapter thirteen: The global revolution 290
How to unleash the talents of billions to reinvent the world 
1. Itís YOU 291
2. Itís global 295
For early childhood and parenting education 295
A global primary-years curriculum 296
Middle and high school programs 300
3. Itís interactive 302
4. Itís instant 305
5. Itís free or nearly free 305
6. Itís easily shared 305
7. Itís co-creative 306
The best is yet to come

 

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Chapter reference notes 310
Authorsí thanks 313
The Unlimited Library 314
Index 317
Publisher and author details 320

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