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Zak Stein
Zak Stein
Writer | Educator | Futurist | Working to bring a greater sense of sanity and justice to education
Writer | Educator | Futurist | Working to bring a greater sense of sanity and justice to education
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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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Lectica
Lectica
Changing the way the world learns

In school, you learned right answers. In ViP you'll find your own answers.

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At Lectica, we’ve developed a sophisticated new technology that’s built around a powerful evidence-based learning model. This technology allows us to accurately diagnose people’s learning needs, then provide personalized learning recommendations that support robust learning—a kind of learning that is not only efficient and immediately useful but also helps build the skills and dispositions required for a lifetime of learning and development. 

 
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Perspectiva
Perspectiva
Systems, Soul, Society

Build the intellectual foundations for a more conscious society

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For more content, see Jonathan Rowson.

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We are a research platform that seeks to build the intellectual foundations for a more conscious society – a diverse and plural society awake to itself, united by an awareness of ecological constraints, systemic influences and the development of human empathy and consciousness throughout the lifespan.

We believe the world’s major challenges stem from a crisis of perception and imagination, and the failure of political culture to honour the fullness of reality. We are fascinated by the myriad ways in which our tacitly held worldviews shape our judgement, and how spiritual needs for security, meaning and purpose indirectly create political and economic outcomes.

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

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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.

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John Rawls, the history of testing, and the future of education
"highly original" | "a work of genius" | "a landmark text"
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Social Justice and Educational Measurement addresses foundational concerns at the interface of standardized testing and social justice in American schools. Following John Rawls’s philosophical methods, Stein builds and justifies an ethical framework for guiding practises involving educational measurement. This framework demonstrates that educational measurement can both inhibit and ensure just educational arrangements. It also clarifies a principled distinction between efficiency-oriented testing and justice-oriented testing.

Through analysis of several historical case studies that exemplify ethical issues related to testing, this book explores and propounds speculative design principles and arguments in favour of radically democratic school reforms, which address how the future of testing might be shaped to ensure justice for all. These case studies cover the widespread use of IQ-style testing in schools during the early decades of the 20th century; the founding of the Educational Testing Service; and the recent history of test-based accountability associated with No Child Left Behind.

Social Justice and Educational Measurement will be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in education, testing and assessment, and the philosophy of education. It will also be of interest to policymakers and educational administrators.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Zak Stein has been interviewed

June 6th, 2022 The Consilience Project (https://consilienceproject.org) visits The Stoa! This potential ongoing series will require participants to read a piece from the Consilience Project before the sessions. Zak Stein …Read more
May 2nd, 2022 Marc and Zak provide an overview of an emerging philosophy. Topics include neo-perennialism, eros, ethics, evolutionary metaphysics, and the future of civilization. thestoa.ca patreon.com/the_stoa thestoa.substack.com …Read more
March 8th, 2022 Thesis: https://youtu.be/E_cyCuCKQhs + https://youtu.be/PKz9TAsqsRo Antithesis: https://youtu.be/xHOQD_rArLM Synthesis? thestoa.ca patreon.com/the_stoa thestoa.substack.com …Read more
— 📘 Resources mentioned in this episode 📘 — The 4 part Series on Propaganda: 📃 Part 1: It’s a MAD Information War: https://consilienceproject.org/its-a-mad-information-war/ 📃 Part 2: WE DON’T MAKE …Read more
October 15th, 2021 This is a Q&A for In a six-part series between John Vervaeke, Gregg Henriques, and Zak Stein work towards generating a metapsychology that integrates the multiple domains …Read more
John Vervaeke, Zak Stein, and Nora Bateson discuss transformation and its complex, cross-domain dimensionality. This episode addresses topics such as how does transformation take place and in what contexts? How …Read more
John Vervaeke, Zak Stein, and Nora Bateson discuss transformation and its complex, cross-domain dimensionality. This episode addresses topics such as how does transformation take place and in what contexts? How …Read more
Zak Stein and Daniel Thorson discuss the myriad risks of emerging AI tutoring technologies. AI tutoring is being developed now and will be deployed over the course of the next …Read more
Zak is a writer, philosopher and futurist. He’s the author of Education in a Time Between Worlds, a fantastic book on the reality that all of our existential risks are …Read more
Jim talks with recurring guest Zak Stein about the Consilience Project’s article “Technology is Not Values Neutral: Ending the Reign of Nihilistic Design.” They discuss how technologies actualize & encode …Read more
Zak Stein & Jim have a wide-ranging talk inspired by two recent Consilience Project essays on the information war & propaganda. They discuss the culture wars as a case of mutually assured destruction, …Read more
In this first conversation after a year sabbatical from the Emerge project I’m speaking with Zak Stein. This is a far ranging conversation about ethics, education, trauma, the erotics of …Read more
In this first conversation after a year sabbatical from the Emerge project I’m speaking with Zak Stein. This is a far ranging conversation about ethics, education, trauma, the erotics of …Read more
In the first episode after my 75 day silent retreat I sat down with Zak Stein to speak about the the current cultural moment and how we can respond to …Read more
In the first episode after my 75 day silent retreat I sat down with Zak Stein to speak about the the current cultural moment and how we can respond to …Read more
In the first episode after my 75 day silent retreat I sit down with Zak Stein to speak about the the current cultural moment and how we can respond to …Read more
In the first episode after my 75 day silent retreat I sit down with Zak Stein to speak about the the current cultural moment and how we can respond to …Read more
Zak is an educational philosopher and writer. His book, Education in a Time Between Worlds is profetic and profound. In this episode, Zak lays out what he sees happening in …Read more
Dr. Zak is a fucking saint. He’s one of my biggest influences right now, which makes this episode truly special for me. He’s an educational philosopher and author of ‘Education …Read more
In this episode, I’m speaking with writer, educator and futurist Zak Stein. We discuss ‘Metapsychology’, Zak’s attempt to answer the question ‘what is the human?’ brought up in our previous …Read more
In this episode, I’m speaking with writer, educator and futurist Zak Stein. We discuss ‘Metapsychology’, Zak’s attempt to answer the question ‘what is the human?’ brought up in our previous …Read more
In this episode I’m speaking once again with writer, educator and futurist Zak Stein. We discuss ‘Metapsychology’, Zak’s attempt to answer the question ‘what is the human?’ brought up in …Read more
In this episode I’m speaking once again with writer, educator and futurist Zak Stein. We discuss ‘Metapsychology’, Zak’s attempt to answer the question ‘what is the human?’ brought up in …Read more
Today’s conversation is with Zak Stein. Zak is a writer, educator and futurist working to bring a greater sense of sanity and justice to education. This recording was made in …Read more
Today’s conversation is with Zak Stein. Zak is a writer, educator and futurist working to bring a greater sense of sanity and justice to education. This recording was made in …Read more
On this episode of Emerge I’m speaking with Zak Stein. Zak is a writer, educator, and futurist working to bring a greater sense of sanity and justice to education (and …Read more
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