Reading

Here is a list details of publications that may be of further interest. I recommend http://www.hive.co.uk/ as a more locally-minded alternative to the ubiquitous Amazon.

Obliquity by John Kay (2011). Goals are best reached indirectly.  ISBN:9781847651853   http://www.hive.co.uk/ebook/obliquity/10845791/

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli (2013). A review of cognitive biases. ISBN:9781444759549  http://www.hive.co.uk/book/the-art-of-thinking-clearly-better-thinking-better-decisions/17012615/

Affluenza by Oliver James (2009). A wide-ranging sociological-psychological review of hyper-materialism. ISBN:9781846572036 http://www.hive.co.uk/book/affluenza/9677460/

Drive – the Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink (2011). A very readable examination of motivation. ISBN:9781847677693 http://www.hive.co.uk/book/drive-the-surprising-truth-about-what-motivates-us/9691500/

Everything is Easy – When You Know the Answer by Duncan J Watts (2011). An insight into the shortcomings of ‘common sense’ and why human nature and behaviour cannot be ruled by laws like the hard sciences.  ISBN:9781848872141  http://www.hive.co.uk/book/everything-is-obvious-how-common-sense-fails/10681226/

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2002). Why absorbing things absorb us.   ISBN:9780712657594      http://www.hive.co.uk/book/flow-the-psychology-of-happiness/6282952/

Quiet by Susan Cain (2012). The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. ISBN:9780307352149 http://www.hive.co.uk/book/quiet/13648369/

Time to Think by Naomi Klein (1998). Listening to ignite the human mind. Irritating but with some very good ideas in the early chapters. ISBN:9780706377453  http://www.hive.co.uk/book/time-to-think-listening-to-ignite-the-human-mind/6278977/

Teacher Proof: Why Research In Education Doesn’t Always Mean What It Claims, And What You Can Do About It by Tom Bennett (2013) Excellent dissection of the flaws in educational research. ISBN:9780415631266 http://www.hive.co.uk/book/teacher-proof-why-research-in-education-doesnt-always-mean-what-it-claims-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/17308304/

I Spend Therefore I Am – The real cost of economics by Philip Roscoe (2014) How economics has subverted and commoditised our view of the world, including education.  ISBN: 9780670922826 http://www.hive.co.uk/book/i-spend-therefore-i-am-the-true-cost-of-economics/16490902/

Seven Myths about Education by Daisy Christodoulou (2014). Incisive case for teaching knowledge. ISBN:9780415746823  http://www.hive.co.uk/book/the-seven-myths-about-education/18333145/

Wilful Blindness by Margaret Heffernan (2012). Blunt examination of the flaws inherent in much management philosophy by someone who ought to know.ISBN:9781847399052 http://www.hive.co.uk/book/wilful-blindness-why-we-ignore-the-obvious/12638252/

What Money Can’t Buy by Michael J. Sandel (2012) Very clear discussion of the moral limits of market philosophy. Easily applied to critique many current tendencies in education. ISBN 978-0-241-95448-5 http://www.hive.co.uk/book/what-money-cant-buy-the-moral-limits-of-markets/17107216/

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (2012) Deep analysis the of respective influence of rationality and judgement in human decision making. ISBN 978-0-141-03357-0  http://www.hive.co.uk/book/thinking-fast-and-slow/13599015/

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