7 Sep Michael Fullan is certainly one of the three to four most influential His most recent contribution, Stratosphere: Integrating Technology. STRATOSPHERE – Making the connections between the fields of technology, pedagogy, and change knowledge more explicit in order to benefit humankind. Presenter’s name title institution email social media contact. #pearsoncite. Presenter’s photo. Michael Fullan [email protected] @michaelfullan1. # pearsoncite.
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There are exceptions to this however it merits pointing out that in order for real change to happen the leaders in the current system need to be informed and empowered.
What can technology do for us? As he notes, using the meta-studies of John Hattie, we know a great deal about what skills that teachers as change agents need to have: Learning for all is a very real and future possibility if fkllan embrace technology as a slave to our needs; a slave that works in cohort with pedagogy and change management so that we can create a system stratophere education that is future-proof. Students use it far more outside of school and this use has limited merits.
He also notes that we must continue to ask ourselves stratospheee question: According to Fullan if we can integrate the advances in pedagogy, especially around how we fuloan, in technology, especially with regards to engagement, in change management, especially in the way we can make things easier, we will have arrived at a powerful solution in making our future more fulfilling for everyone involved, both teachers and students.
Up front he declares that these skills — 21st Century Skills — are too vague to be of any use and more importantly they leave out pedagogy. The following four criteria should be evident: Fullan uses his experiences in collecting research on 21st Century learner stratophere and noted that the goals were too vague and that more often than even when they focused on the specifics of standards and assessment pedagogy was omitted.
Grant Beacon Michaeo School October 28, In terms of details, Stratosphere lives up to its name. We should enter this new era with a mindset that large savings are to be had as quality multiplies…Three examples: Up to this point in his work Fullan has not said a great deal about change knowledge, though it is definitely on the periphery of each key point he has addressed. On whole systems design and change, only Paul Hill has earned equal influence.
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To make matters worse, technology was not used in learning. Who changes the change leaders here? Principals become leaders of leaders not miichael leaders. Of course none of this is going to happen without whole system reform and that is not going to happen without change knowledge. He mentions the eight key areas of change knowledge: How do you get to this skill or that skill without a clear learning plan?
District and stratosphdre infrastructures become redesigned to promote and hold schools accountable to … innovative teaching and learning. And finally he makes the very valid point that this learning must be steeped in real-life problem solving projects dullan teaching leads to entrepreneurialism.
Do we really know what we think we know, or are we involved in a big cosmic dupe?
His intention is to create an understanding that there are things that we do not yet fully comprehend with regards to these three mysterious forces. Who leads the leaders? Michael Fullan in his new book entitled, Stratosphere, writes that stratosphefe are three big ideas that have needed each other for four decades. Fullan addresses in this work the four criteria that need to be integrated in pedagogy and technology if we are to create exciting and innovative learning experiences for all students, which he agrees is something that is desperately needed in order to move our systems forward into the 21st Century.
We at MindShare Learning have seen exceptions to this however.
michsel The support for making this happen is also badly underdeveloped. Who better to inform the leaders then the teachers who know first-hand what students are more likely to get involved in with passion and purpose.
Phone Fax Contact us: Of course pedagogy cannot happen without the teacher and as Fullan has mentioned the teacher needs to take on new and exciting roles as the critical change fjllan. Teachers in small groups become leaders, designers, and active stfatosphere to learning. You have entered an incorrect email address!
And to come against the biggest obstacles of change — inertia, skepticism, and indifference according to Fullan — we need to ensure that apart from finding the key factors in grabbing the attention of the naysayers, we also need strong, visionary leadership.
He also disquiets the reader with a caveat: For years, Fullan has been involved in whole systems reform in Canada, but recently he has formed a team to develop engaging content and a next generation platform more on that in six weeks. He states that the combination of four ideas make the case for the new pedagogy as essence as easy.
Perhaps as Fullan suggests that our brains are being distorted into a permanent state of hyper-distractionism.
If the triad is properly integrated then we can produce both engagement, for both teachers and students, and high-yield with regards to what is learned. This was interesting to note because the system that Fullan champions also seriously suffers from this malady. This change has to happen at both the student and adult level.
Fullan believes steatosphere, as he noted in his Seminar paperthat technology needs to be seen as an enhancer of education and not a driver. Fullan argues that there is no system in the world that currently applies these four criteria.
From our first video contest where teachers were asked to submit short videos about technology use in the classroom we have seen some examples of solid technology integration that included sound pedagogy. He states that fully integrating technology into classroom programs only happens in 8 percent of cases and that only a quarter of teachers feel that they could integrate technology into their classrooms.
Activators give feedback to students, help students access their own thinking, provide challenging goals whereas the fullqn is focused on problem-based learning, simulations and gaming, individualized instruction.