Books

CCR’s research into standards and curricula, competencies, and artificial intelligence’s impact on education, is most thoroughly understood through its books. Our books are intended for teachers, administrators, and policymakers wishing to go beyond philosophical debates and eager for a thorough, realistic, and actionable analysis and synthesis.

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Cover for the book "Education for the Age of AI," by Charles Fadel, Alexis Black, Robbie Taylor, Janet Slezinski, and Katie Dunn of the Center for Curriculum Redesign. The cover shows a 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.Education for the Age of AI (2024)

There is no hiding from Artificial Intelligence. Its ramp-up took a century, but its impact on everything, including education, is exponential: deceiving at first, then explosive 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 sweep away the reluctance 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, 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, the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) has devoted its entire energies to answering the question of “Why, What, and How should students learn for the age of AI?” This focus has uniquely positioned CCR to lead these discussions as AI’s impact grows.

Reviewers have called the book “exceptionally deep and exceptionally broad,” “fabulous,” and “fantastic,” but you are invited to formulate your own opinion, and most critically, “think globally and act locally.”

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Our Backlist

Book cover for Artificial Intelligence in Education: Promises and Implications for Teaching and Learning by M. Bialik, C. Fadel, and W. HolmesArtificial Intelligence in Education: Promises and Implications for Teaching and Learning (2018)

What is and should be A.I.’s impact on education? Prescient to the present interest in AI, this CCR book discussed what students should learn in the A.I. era, how A.I. can assist teachers, and what A.I.’s social implications may be. Superseded by our 2023 book, Education for the Age of Artificial Intelligence (above), its current value mainly lies in the technical section on Machine Learning.

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Book cover for Four-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed by C. Fadel, M. Bialik, and B. TrillingFour-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed (2015) 

What should students learn to prepare themselves most effectively for the challenges of the twenty-first century? In these pages CCR provides a comprehensive framework (available in 23 languages!) designed to tackle this question with the ultimate goal of reshaping curriculum to be more versatile and relevant. The framework centers around four key elements: knowledge, skills, character, and meta-learning.

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Book cover for 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times (2009)

What skills do students need in the 21st Century? This important resource started the 21st century skills movement in 2009 and created a worldwide moniker. It mapped the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world into what are now known as the “4C’s” Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration. Our 2015 book Four-Dimensional Education (above) expanded the framework into knowledge, character, and meta-learning.

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