Education in a Time Between Worlds – Zak Stein

Education in a Time Between Worlds Zachary Stein speaking at the Ecoversities Re-imagining Education Conference March 2021. The book by the same title as the session and upon which the talk is based is available here

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.

Dr. Zachary Stein is a “High-achieving dyslexic”–writer and transformative educator, working to bring a greater sense of justice and sanity to education.

Zak studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College before pursuing graduate degrees in educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University.

While a student at Harvard Zak co-founded what would become Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based, justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing infrastructures in K-12, higher-education, and business.

He has published on a range of topics including the philosophy of learning, educational technology, and integral theory. His work has appeared in a number of academic journals including, American Psychologist, New Ideas in Psychology, Mind, Brain, and Education, Integral Review, the Journal of Philosophy of Education, and The Journal of Integral Theory and Practice.

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