CCR Releases New Book, “Education for the Age of AI”

CCR is delighted to announce its recent and highly timely new book, Education for the Age of AI (CCR, 2024).

This new book builds on the global success of its former books, Artificial Intelligence in Education (CCR, 2019), Four-Dimensional Education (CCR, 2015), and 21st Century Skills (Wiley, 2009).

There is no hiding from Artificial Intelligence. Its impact on humankind, including education, will be significant in the coming years. Absent comprehensive adaptation, education systems will become increasingly unstable, unable to balance all that is required of them.

This AI-powered wave must encourage educators to deeply, yet carefully, reconsider Why, What, and How students should learn. Education for the Age of AI provides the detailed map. In its pages, educators, policymakers, and even concerned parents and students, will find troves of detailed and practical recommendations and innovative strategies for improving and modernizing education across all levels, from global policy to the local classroom.

For over a decade, CCR has devoted its entire energies to answering the question of “Why, What, and How should students learn for the 21st century and the age of AI?” This focus has uniquely positioned CCR to lead these discussions as AI’s impact grows. 

Reviewers have kindly called the book “exceptionally deep and exceptionally broad,” “fabulous,” and “fantastic.” But we invite you to formulate your own opinion, and most critically, “think globally and act locally.”

Charles Fadel, Founder & Chairman

CCR’s Framework Venn diagram of Knowledge, Skills, and Character overlapping, with Meta-Learning surrounding all three and the learner in the center. An arrow with purpose, agency, and identity moving through motivation points to the right.

4D Competencies Framework Version 1.2 Released by CCR

CCR’s 4D, or 4-Dimensional, Framework was first published in 2019. The framework’s core principle, that students must develop in four dimensions – Knowledge, Skills, Character, and Meta-Learning – to best serve themselves and society, has not changed. 

But with the rapid proliferation of AI, CCR recognized that review and revision, especially of the competencies and subcompetencies that support dimensional growth, were necessary to ensure that the framework kept pace with a changing world.  

This reflection and analysis resulted in the first significant update in the Framework’s half-decade of existence, Version 1.2. There are numerous updates embodied in this update, but at a high level the framework: 

  • Combines and relocates some competencies and subcompetencies into a more compact framework (just ten competencies and fifty subcompetencies instead of twelve and sixty respectively).  
  • Brings a focus to each competency’s emphasis, or what is most critical to target when teaching the competency in light of AI’s impact on society.  
  • Highlights why students should learn through the Cross-Dimensional Drivers of Motivation, Identity, Agency, and Purpose.

These changes are reflected and expanded upon in CCR’s just-released new book, Education for the Age of AI (CCR, 2024). Building on the global success of its former books, Artificial Intelligence in Education (CCR, 2019), Four-Dimensional Education (CCR, 2015), and 21st Century Skills (Wiley, 2009), Education for the Age of AI provides a detailed map to Why, What, and How students should learn for the age of AI.