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Raising Heretics Pre-orders and Book Launch!

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TO pre-order the book just click on "Get TIckets" (Australia and New Zealand only). Books will ship in early August.

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"In this fantastic book Linda has taken a lifetime of teaching and computer science research to engagingly make clear the importance of heretics who question perceived wisdom, how best to teach that skill to our students of all years and abilities, and have them create a fairer and more equitable future for all of us as AI dominates our world."

Professor Alan Duffy,
Director, Space Technology and Industry Institute
Lead Scientist, The Royal Institution of Australia

It’s time to change the world. We need creative problem solvers to address catastrophic climate change, income inequality, pandemics, ecological collapse, misinformation, radicalisation, and many more problems facing humanity. We need critical thinkers. Rational Sceptics. People willing to challenge the status quo. 

Unfortunately, we have an education system that’s exceptionally good at turning out obedient people full of “facts” and unshakeable opinions. This book proposes a new approach to education that empowers our children to solve real problems, to challenge their own results, and to shake up the status quo on the basis of evidence and data.

We have a choice. We can train kids to be obedient process followers who don’t rock the boat, or we can train them to be challenging, critical & creative thinkers who ask difficult questions and come up with innovative solutions to our worst problems.

Above all, we need people who are prepared to be heretical. 

Who ask “why?”
Who ask “how can we be sure?”
Who ask “what have we missed?”
Who ask “how can we do better?”
Who ask “who are we hurting?”
Who ask “how can we fix this for everyone?”
Who ask “how will we know how well it works?”

These questions are often heretical. I’ve made my bosses very unhappy sometimes, by asking them. They make people uncomfortable. But they are crucial to building an ethical, sustainable, positive future for all of us.

Join me as I launch Raising Heretics, the book that will show you why we need to change the education system, and how we can do it.

eBooks and International orders will be available from August 1st. Join the mailing list to be the first to get details!

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