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Stratosphere has ratings and 22 reviews. Marc said: Educational reform = pedagogy+technology+change knowledge. The problem is that Fullan offers no c . Fullan calls this triad of big ideas the “stratosphere” p1 – Learn how to learn because the evolving world is ever changing and elusive. We need the capacity to. Michael Fullan is certainly one of the three to four most influential His most recent contribution, Stratosphere: Integrating Technology.

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Stratosphere is an enormous word. Jun 26, Ellon rated it it was ok Shelves: Mar 24, Barb added it. 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!

Without direction, or pedagogy, education is meaningless. The author does a great job of focusing on what technology is today and where technology should be forefronted in the near future.

If You’re an Educator Request a copy Additional order info. Dec 13, Marc rated it liked it. The part of the book that makes me frustrated is he never truly explains the specifics of how this can be implemented and how to truly get school systems into the “stratosphere.


Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge by Michael Fullan

Fullan’s “big” vision makes complete sense when looking at improving our education system. Michael Fullan reveals that best practices are student-centered where technology is a tool to deepen learning. Fullan was born Toronto, Ontario in A concept that evidences the teacher and the student sharing learning experiences and the teacher acts a facilitator during the process.

Jan 07, Anna rated it it was ok Shelves: The work is protected by local and international copyright laws and is provided solely for the use of instructors in teaching their courses and assessing student learning.

Jacinta drake rated it it was ok Dec 05, The author calls for improved and committed action as well as focus and immersion for multi-taskers. I agree completely that technology must serve pedagogy and in that role, it can accelerate education. In fulllan on technology, we must concentrate on how it correlates with pedagogy.

Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge

There is rarely a clear vision for HOW technology will serve pedagogy. Fullan concludes Stratosphere on an optimistic note, predicting that an explosion of innovations that integrate technology and the new pedagogy are just around the corner.

His life work is to progress education reform on a grand scale. To implement change in education in the 21st Century, we must have knowledge of both technology and the methods with which to implement it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He points out that the one “industry” that has been least affected by technology is education. Found it fairly dense, and lacking in practical ideas. I have recommended this book to many colleagues, especially teachers that are going to be experiencing a shift in teaching and learning due to the one-to-one initiatives. Open Preview See a Problem?


Refresh and try again. His concept of the stratosphere will resonate with me and will affect my practice. Glendab rated it really liked it Feb 12, It got to the point where it was nearly impossible to follow. In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan outlines his solution for the strtaosphere inertia in schools today: The new age education that we are facing today with 21st-century learners that sit in our very classrooms today.

I do not eat there, but am now curious about ordering a shake for breakfast. Educators also need to emphasize change knowledge, better known as, implementation. Good thing researchers have found ways to incorporate social media and gaming with educational purposes. Jul 15, Leah Bauer rated it liked it Shelves: Technology is wonderful, but there is a dark side.

Books by Michael Fullan. I should’ve read the description more closely. Technology is truly incredible.