Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge

Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge

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"It's time to take the lid off learning."

In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan takes a close look at the fast-paced world of emerging technologies and argues that the inevitable influence of technology on teaching and learning must not be resisted, but rather embraced and applied in meaningful ways to positively impact school classrooms.

Examines connections-and disconnections- between pedagogy, technology, and change knowledge in education Creates a vision for improving education by escaping the content-focused teaching of the past and embracing "the new pedagogy" of higher-order skills Focuses on the harnessing of fast and innovative technologies to bring about change in classrooms, districts, states, and provinces Identifies four critical elements that, at scale, have the ability to make large-scale change a reality- and easier!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 99 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 7.62mm | 181.44g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • English
  • 0132483149
  • 9780132483148
  • 44,887

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Stratosphere is truly the best thing I have read on technology and education.

Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

This is an incredibly timely book. It marks the future for education, for transforming learning modes and methods for everyone. Michael Fullan is once again leading the way for educators, with his construct of the stratosphere as an integrating and liberating force with technology and pedagogy as global partners in revisioning schools.

David Booth, Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Beautifully and brilliantly written, deserving of the title Stratosphere. Full of deep insights, clarity, and humor. Michael Fullan has written a truly "must-read" for those who care about and seek to deepen their understanding of exciting and new possible worlds. Th is is one great book with uniquely innovative ideas.

John Bransford, Shauna C. Larson Endowed Chair in Learning Sciences, University of Washington

Stratosphere is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of education. Fullan's earlier works have made him an icon in the fi eld of education, but this is the best stuff he has ever written. In Stratosphere, he merges his expertise in the processes of educational change with a deep understanding of the new technologies to present a powerful plan for rethinking and reinventing education in America.

Brendan Kelly, Professor Emeritus, Mathematics, University of Toronto
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About Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, Michael is engaged in advising policymakers and local leaders around the world in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. His books have been published in many languages. Michael Fullan is currently Special Advisor to the Premier and Minister of Education in Ontario. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and from Nipissing University in Canada. His book, Leading in a Culture of Change was awarded the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council), Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crevola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009, and Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was awarded the 2009 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 - The Journey
Chapter 2 - Technology: Power and Peril
Chapter 3 - Pedagogy and Change: Essence as Easy
Chapter 4 - Digital Disappointments and Dreams
Chapter 5 - Design Principles and Change Knowledge
Chapter 6 - Making Technology Pay
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