‘New Publisher’ manifesto

A ‘broadcast’ method of teaching based on transmission of concepts is essentially flawed

In many education systems, teaching is more often ‘about’ the subject rather than experiential methodologies designed to improve competence using knowledge end experience from that area of knowledge

In highly bureaucratic education systems, like Spain, teachers implicitly believe in a linear descriptive model of one isolated subject. There is very little similarity between this and how learners actually learn.

This ‘linear’ model is well suited to paper and has been convenient for publishers for many years. It removes the effort of having to investigate other more compelling models and alternative paradigms for publishing

Curricula need to be:

  • Adaptive
  • Dynamic
  • Digital

Instruction needs to be:

  • Student-centered
  • Diverse

Assessment needs to be

  • Authentic/competencial
  • Frequent & Formative
  • Fluid and/or Task/Project-Based

Publishing needs to be:

  • Just in time
  • Continuous
  • Use real world stimuli and media
  • Disaggregated
  • Promote and encourage
    • Modification
    • Revolution
    • Authentic Learning
    • Students as Co-Designers
    • Complex Thinking and Communication
  • Dynamic: having constant access to constantly changing information and media
  • Promoting blogging, collaborative project-planning
  • Student-centered
  • Gamification
  • Situated learning
  • Micro-learning
  • A multi-perspective approach

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