OPEN: How we’ll live and work in the future. By David Price
If I were Education Secretary… hang on why stop there. When I am Prime Minister, Open by David Price will be compulsory reading for every teacher, parent, employer and employee - so pretty much everyone. This will be ironic because the purpose of the book is to describe the importance of self-directed and self-determined learning and the role social media has to play. Learning at every level is considered, at school, at work and at home. It is an easy and pleasant book to read, full of anecdotes and examples. Price provides an inspiring narrative where his ideas are backed up with proven examples. We learn about surfers in Hawaii, schools in Australia and international companies who have all used ‘Open’ methods to learn more effectively. Price has laid down the framework it is now up to us to implement it.