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SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
FOR THE INFORMATION AGE
BASED ON THE WRITINGS OF FUTURISTS AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
|Cognitive (knowing, reasoning, thinking)
- abstract thinking
- aware of competitive pressures, cultural shifts
- global thinking
- implicit cultural understandings about time, dress, courtesy, money, causality, etc.
- informational skills (critical thinking, processing information)
- well educated and technically trained (post high school education)
Attitudinal (dispositions, feelings, values)
|Volitional (connecting thoughts and
feelings to action)
- adapt to change
- alert to new ideas and fashions, customer preferences, economic and political changes
- plan strategically
- willingness to constantly upgrade skills
Behavioral (action and doing)
- can both think and do
- communication skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
- get and stay married
- good character
- social skills
- time management
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Educational Psychology, 84, 261-271.
- Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy : The exercise of self-control. New York: W. H.
Freeman & Co.
- Bridges, W. (1994). Jobshift: How to prosper in a workplace without jobs. New
- Covey, S. (1989). The seven habits of highly effective people. New York: Simon
- Covey, S., Merrill, A. R., Merrill, R. (1994). First things first: To live, to love,
to learn, to leave a legacy. New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Dent, H., Jr. (1995). Job shock: Four new principles transforming our work and
business. New York: St. Martins Press.
- Drucker, P. (1989). The new realities. New York: Harper & Row.
- Naisbitt, J. (1982). Megatrends. New York: Warner Books, Inc.
- Naisbitt, J., & Adurdene, P. (1990). Megatrends 2000. New York: William
Morrow & Company, Inc.
- Ornstein, R., & Ehrlich, P. (1989). New world, new mind. New York: Simon
- Perelman, L. (1991). School's out: Hyperlearning, the new technology, and the end of
education. New York: William Morrow.
- Pilzer, P. (1990). Unlimited wealth. New York: Crown Publishing Group.
- Popcorn, F. (1991). The Popcorn report: Faith Popcorn on the future of your company,
your world, your life. New York: Doubleday.
- Seligman, M. (1990). Learned optimism. New York: Knopf.
- Seligman, M. (1995). The optimistic child. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin.
- Toffler, A. (1970). Future shock. New York: Bantam Books.
- Toffler, A. (1981). The third wave. New York: Bantam Books.
- Toffler, A. (1990). Powershift. New York: Bantam Books.
- Waitley, D. (1996). The new dynamics of goal setting : Flextactics for a
fast-changing world. New York: William Morrow.