What’s Next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Learning by Charles Leadbeater

The Innovation Unit – What’s Next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Learning

Leadbeater asks how can we build on the most radical innovations in today’s schools to create a new approach to learning fit for the century to come?

He argues that the current approach to educational reform is running out of steam. Improvements in results have reached a plateau. Educational inequality remains stubbornly high. But some ‘next practices’ in innovative schools indicate a fresh approach which energises learners and teachers alike.

What’s Next? makes 21 recommendations to create an approach centred on children learning with, as well as from, teachers at schools that would feel smaller and offer more personalised learning. But just as important, Leadbeater sees relationships for learning embracing the family, workplace and community as well as the school as centres for learning

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