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Education Audio Roundup RETHINKING SCHOOL: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education Susan Wise Bauer Read by Christina Moore Bauer takes traditional schooling to task for the ways it disregards the needs of dynamic individual learners for the sake of convenience. Narrator Christina Moore communicates Bauer's frustration with the standardization of learning but also captures the enthusiasm that Bauer has for discovering the right strategies for learning for each child. Recorded Books Unabridged Library Ed.: CD, MP3, DD YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND SCHOOL: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education Sir Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica Read by Sir Ken Robinson Renowned educator Ken Robinson guides listeners through the many decisions and repercussions parents are likely to face as they set off on different pathways for their child's education. With his British accent and mature voice, Robinson offers wisdom, candor, and kindness. Penguin Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: DD Books on Tape Library Ed.: DD ROBOT-PROOF: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Joseph E. Aoun Read by John Glouchevitch Aoun wants colleges to rethink what it means to earn a degree in an age of automation. Narrator John Glouchevitch's gentle voice invites listeners to consider the importance of the author's message. As Aoun repositions higher education as a place to embed flexibility and fluidity through learning and thinking, Glouchevitch uses emphasis and timing to draw out the deeper points of the audiobook. Gildan Media Unabridged Trade Ed.: DD REWIRING EDUCATION: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential John D. Couch, Jason Towne, Steve Wozniak [Fore.] Read by P.J. Ochlan P.J. Ochlan narrates this case for tech- nology in the classroom. Vice President of Education at Apple, Couch shares the results of Apple's research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow, and other class- room technology initiatives. Tantor Media Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, MP3, DD 68 n AudioFile/www.audiofilemagazine.com Six recent audiobooks offer insights into the changing experience of school and college today, from how parents can choose the best education method for their children to the benefits of technology in the classroom. THE NEW EDUCATION: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux Cathy N. Davidson Read by Carolyn Cook Davidson starts this deep dive into higher education and where it should go by look- ing back at the last time higher education revolutionized itself—in second half of the late 1800s. Carolyn Cook deftly narrates this audiobook in a tone that captures Davidson's love of recent innovations in high - er education—such as community colleges, MOOCs, and student-centered learning— and her frustration with what is seemingly unchanged—large lecture classes, multi - ple-choice testing, and pointless assignments. Hachette Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: DD YOU CAN DO ANYTHING: The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education George Anders Read by George Anders George Anders reads his long refutation of the idea that liberal arts degrees are useless with amiable conviction. He makes his case systematically, sharing stories of people who turned years of studying subjects like literature and anthropology into interesting, surprising, sustainable careers. An inspiring and practical listen for students and people looking to make a change in their careers. Hachette Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD Audiobooks and Literacy

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