Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge : 9780132483148

Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge

Fullan, Michael
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Pearson Canada
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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!
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
Author biography

Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recognised as a worldwide authority on educational reform, Michael is engaged in advising policy-makers 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 Crévola) 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.