Zak Stein

From Second Renaissance

Zak Stein is a writer, educator and futurist. He studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and then educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University. Zak has published two books. Social Justice and Educational Measurement traces the history of standardized testing and its ethical implications. His second book, Education in a Time Between Worlds, expands the philosophical work to include grappling with the relations between schooling and technology more broadly. His work has appeared in a variety of journals including, American PsychologistNew Ideas in PsychologyMind, Brain, and EducationIntegral Review, and the Journal of Philosophy of Education.

Zak is also co-founder of The Consilience Project, which is dedicated to improving public sensemaking and building a movement to radically upgrade digital media landscapes. As a scholar at the Ronin Institute, he researches the relations between education, human development, and the evolution of civilizations. His latest essay, Education Must Make History Again, was published by Perspectiva Press.



Essay: ‘Education Must Make History Again’ (January 2022)

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