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Call for chapters: Actualizing the principles of Manifesto 15

How we evolve learning


Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2019
Acceptance notification: January 19, 2020
Full chapters due: April 1, 2020

Lead editor: John Moravec, Ph.D.

Five years after the publication of Manifesto 15, Education Futures is assembling a book on actions for the future. In this volume, we will explore how we can take the manifesto's vision for evolving learning into reality.

As this book project desires to bring forward voices from changemakers and practitioners in the field, this call invites a broad range of topics, but each proposal must state how it is aligned with Manifesto 15. We are especially looking to publish tangible actions and experiences. Proposals for short creative works and photo essays may also be submitted for consideration.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Bringing understandings of the future to the field of education;
  • Understanding what, why, and for whom our educational systems serve;
  • How to best recognize students as human beings with recognized, universal human rights and responsibilities;
  • Horizontalized and distributed approaches to learning that enable peer learning, peer teaching, and exploration;
  • Implementations of new approaches to measurement and testing;
  • Developing digital skills and understandings of the relationships of technologies with learning;
  • Approaches to attending to the development of knowledge, not information retention;
  • Learning across networks;
  • Attending to the development of nerds, geeks, makers, dreamers, and knowmads;
  • Successful experiences in breaking the rules;
  • Building a collective capacity within communities to transform learning; and,
  • As we look toward the future, key ideas that were missing in Manifesto 15.

Proposal acceptance will be highly selective, and authors from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to submit proposals. Please send 300 to 500-word abstracts for a specific chapter proposal, together with initial ideas for primary sources and a CV or summary of previous publications to John Moravec at by November 30, 2019. Authors will be notified of a decision by December 15, 2019, and final chapters are due by March 1, 2020. There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication.

Chapter proposals may be submitted in English or Spanish, but final chapters must be written in English. Chapters may be of any length but are generally expected to range from 2,000 to 5,000 words, each. Final manuscripts must conform to Education Futures' author guidelines. As with all Education Futures publications, this book or series will be published under an open access, Creative Commons license. The book release is anticipated in 2020.

Contact info:

John Moravec, Ph.D., lead editor