The Next Big Thing in Education


Leehu Zysberg, PhD – The Graduate School, Gordon College of Education, Israel
Nitza Schwabsky, PhD – Senior Lecturer and Director, Gordon College of Education (GCE), Haifa, Israel

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU003000

The next big thing in education is an anthology of forward looking insights by leading scholars, leaders and practitioners in the field of education regarding what may lie ahead for students and educators alike. As communities and leaders the world over struggle to adapt and thrive vis-à-vis ever growing challenges, education, in all its forms, is acknowledged as one of the major resources that will help propel individuals and societies into the unfolding millennium. That being said, what lies ahead? What opportunities, changes, and challenges are we about to meet as we step forward into the unknown?
This book picks the brains of some of the leading minds in the field of education and asks them a simple, yet challenging question: “what is the next big thing in Education?”. The answers we received paint a fascinating, multifaceted and complex picture. Educators, students, researchers, theoreticians and members of the general public who take special interest in education and human development may find inspiration, directions for future planning and even ideas for future research.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Flourishing in Vibrant Schools
(Megan Tschannen-Moran, PhD, William and Mary School of Education, Williamsburg, Virginia, US)

Chapter 2. Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Education: Is this Concept Here to Stay?
(Nitza Schwabsky, Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 3. How Do We Do This Better? Entrepreneurship Studies in Teacher and Leadership Academic Training Programs
(Smadar Gilad-Hai, Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 4. New Approaches to Curriculum Development: Benefits of Knowledge Theory and Centralized Resources
(M. D. Gall, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, US)

Chapter 5. Education 4.0: Education for the Future or the Future of Education?
(Ciprian Ceobanu and Nicoleta Laura Popa, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Iași, Romania)

Chapter 6. Classroom 4.0: From the Old Classroom to the New “Transformative” Educational Spaces
(Christina Hansen, PhD, Chair Holder for Pedagogy, University of Passau, Passau, Germany)

Chapter 7. Advancing Competent Graduates: Integrative Case-Based Learning
(Heather M. Young, PhD, Andrew Corbett, PhD, Lisa Badovinac, Debra Bakerjian, PhD, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis, Davis, California, US)

Chapter 8. The Reverse of the Educational Pendulum: From Big Data to Small Meaningful Details
(Hanna Shachar, Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 9. The Challenge of Mathematical Education: Some Directions for Standing Up to It
(Ilya Sinitsky, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Math Education, Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 10. Neuro-Administration: Neuroscience-Informed Managerial Thinking
(Isaac A. Friedman, Head of Education Systems Management and Founder of Neuro-Pedagogy Center)

Chapter 11. Back to the Future: How Can Going Back to the Basics of Learning Help Us Shape the Future of Learning and Education?
(Leehu Zysberg, PhD, Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 12. Spirituality and Faith: Will They Turn Out to Be Major Factors in Future Education?
(Dorota Kornas-Biela, Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of Social Sciences, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland)

Chapter 13. Education Policies and Leadership Challenged by a Global Crisis: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Migrants
(Khalid Arar, Texas State University, School of Education, Education and Community Leadership Program (EDCL), San Marcos, TX, and Deniz Örücü, Başkent University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey)

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