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A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age


reviewed by Yong Zhao & Jing Lei 2006

coverTitle: A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age
Author(s): Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York
ISBN: 1573223085, Pages: 253, Year: 2005
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At a time when most people are still excited about and enjoying the fruits of the Information Age, Pink announces the coming of a new era—the Conceptual Age, in which only using one of the hemispheres of our brain, especially the left one, as in the Information Age, is not sufficient any more and therefore we have to develop a whole new mind to function well in society and compete globally. In his new book A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, Pink warns of the changing of the eras and provides tips for preparing for the new era. However, many of Pink’s arguments do not hold up well in a global context. In this review, we consider and comment on Pink’s major arguments and suggestions from a global perspective. The book has two parts. Part I argues that we are moving from an... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 195-199
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12105, Date Accessed: 2/20/2018 8:48:21 AM

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  • Yong Zhao
    Michigan State Univeristy
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    YONG ZHAO is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State Univeristy. He is also the founding director of the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. His research interests include diffusion and evolution of technology in educational contexts, second language acquisition, and globalization and education.
  • Jing Lei
    Syracuse University
    JING LEI completed her doctoral study in the Learning, Technology, and Culture program at Michigan State Univeristy. She joins Syracuse University as an assistant professor in August, 2005. Her research interests include educational uses of technology and diffusion of innovation in schools.
 
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