Now You See it: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century

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Penguin, 2012 - Education - 342 pages

"As scholarly as [it] is . . . this book about education happens to double as an optimistic, even thrilling, summer read." —The New York Times

A brilliant combination of science and its real-world application, Now You See It sheds light on one of the greatest problems of our historical moment: our schools and businesses are designed for the last century, not for a world in which technology has reshaped the way we think and learn. In this informed and optimistic work, Cathy N. Davidson takes us on a tour of the future of work and education, introducing us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas will soon affect every arena of our lives, from schools with curriculums built around video games to workplaces that use virtual environments to train employees.

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Don't be fooled by the cheeky title. In "Now You See It" Davidson manages to bridge research from neuroscience, education and business together to create a truly unique explanation for how our brains ... Read full review

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This book makes a strong case for collaboration and diversity if you want to see a big picture. I've seen this to be true in both work and social situations. Some things I’m thinking about as a result ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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23
Learning Ourselves
44
3
61
4
105
The Changing Workplace
165
The Changing Worker
208
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247
Conclusion
277
Acknowledgments
293
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Cathy N. Davidson codirects the annual HASTAC/MacArthur Digital Media and Learning competitions. She holds distinguished chairs in English and interdisciplinary studies at Duke University and has published more than a dozen books. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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