‘The Possible Human’ Review of ‘The Future: A VSI’ in the ‘Network Review’

The Future: A Very Short Introduction by Jennifer M. Gidley (OUP, 2017) BOOK REVIEW by David Lorimer, Editor of the Network Review: Journal of the Scientific and Medical Network (2017) No. 123, Issue 1: 54-55. In this brilliant and concise overview – part of the OUP Very Short Introduction series – [Jennifer Gidley] gives readers multiple insights into…

Review of ‘The Future: A Very Short Introduction” in ‘World Futures Review’

The Future: A Very Short Introduction by Jennifer M. Gidley (OUP, 2017) BOOK REVIEW by Jim Dator, Editor of World Futures Review in the World Futures Review 2017 Volume 9 (2): 65-71. BRIEF EXTRACT: “In [the first] three chapters, [Gidley’s] summary of the long history of ideas about time, the future, preferred futures, utopias and dystopias, progress and…

Review of “Postformal Education” in the ‘Research Bulletin’

Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures by Jennifer M. Gidley (Springer, 2016) BOOK REVIEW by David K. Scott, Former Chancellor at UMass (Amherst) in the Waldorf Research Institute’s “Research Bulletin” 2017 Volume 22 (1): 66-68. Postformal Education, as a title, may appear forbidding. However, the reader will discover a book on transforming education, in which the word…

Review of “Postformal Education” in ‘Policy Futures in Education’

Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures by Jennifer M. Gidley (Springer, 2016) BOOK REVIEW by Daniella J. Forster, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia in “Policy Futures in Education” (2017) June. BRIEF EXTRACT: “Few books offer such a broad scope of transdisciplinary scholarship, nor attempt to defend an education which takes aim at ‘planet-sized’ problems. Postformal Education:…

Review of “Postformal Education” in the ‘International Journal of Children’s Spirituality’

Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures by Jennifer M. Gidley (Springer, 2016) BOOK REVIEW by Marian de Souza, ACU & Federation University in “International Journal of Children’s Spirituality” Vol. 22 (2), April 2017, pp. 179-180. BRIEF EXTRACT: “This book certainly provides a valuable resource for educators who are looking for inspiring, novel and creative ways…