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Education In A Time Between Worlds

Education in a Time Between Worlds

by Zak Stein
Essays on the Future of Schools, Technology, and Society
Replaces apathy and despair with agency, transformation, and hope.

The ethos of this book was a major motivator behind the development of The Liminal Learning Portal (this site!) – as you might note from the description of the book.

The chapter titled “Thirteen Social Miracles: Creating Educational Abundance” is particularly noteworthy. Zak says: “They (the miracles) are a condition for the possibility of the next stage of human socio-cultural evolution”.

Commentary by TLLP


Our world is currently undergoing major transformations, from climate change and politics to agriculture and economics. The world we have known is disappearing and a new world is being born. The subjects taught in schools and universities today are becoming irrelevant at faster and faster rates. Not only are we facing complex challenges of unprecedented size and scope, we’re also facing a learning and capacity deficit that threatens the future of civilization.

Education in a Time Between Worlds seeks to reframe this historical moment as an opportunity to create a global society of educational abundance. Educational systems must be transformed beyond recognition if humanity is to survive the planetary crises currently underway. Human development and learning must be understood as the Earth’s most valuable resources, with human potential serving as the open frontier into which energy and hope can begin to flow.

The expansive essays within this book cover a diverse array of topics, including social justice, the neuroscience of learning, deschooling, educational technology, standardized testing, the future of spirituality, basic income guarantees, and integral meta-theory. As an invitation to re-vision the future of schools, technology, and society, Education in a Time Between Worlds replaces apathy and despair with agency, transformation, and hope.


Zak Stein
Writer | Educator | Futurist | Working to bring a greater sense of sanity and justice to education

From Zak’s website:

I am a scholar at the Ronin Institute, where I research the relations between education, human development, and the evolution of civilizations.

I serve as Co-President and Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom, where I write and teach at the edges of integral meta-theory.

I act on the scientific advisor board of the Neurohacker Collective and other technology start-ups, where I use my expertise in ethics and human development to help guide innovation.

I offer human development and learning science consultations to schools, organizations, and educational technology companies.


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