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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Books by Michael Fullan. The integration of technology is at the forefront of educational focus.

Lizzi Williams rated it liked it Aug 16, Return to Book Page. This book is very precise and its straightforwardness makes it an enjoyable read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Powerful and of the minute work from a clear minded educationalist. Fullan is a professor at the University of Toronto. Jul 15, Leah Bauer rated it liked it Shelves: It it almost too big to contemplate. I recommend that all current fuolan aspiring teachers read this book as its content fosters new age education.

No trivia or quizzes yet. In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan outlines his solution for the sstratosphere inertia in schools today: Distractions exist, and to deny this is to deny the existence of entertainment and its availability through the internet.

As an example, in the s, the focus on increasing sales of milkshakes by McDonald’s Corporation was initially looked at with how to make a better milkshake. All in all a great way to out the package together, and coming from such a respected author really seals the deal.

This short read is worth the price of admission. Without direction, or pedagogy, education is meaningless. To implement change in education in the 21st Century, we must have knowledge of stratosphree technology and the methods with which to implement it. My main critique would be that it combines Ontario legislation and experiences with US policy; not a clear focus of a singular target.


The author has taken three big ideas that have needed each other for the past 40 years and merged them into what he calls the Stratosphere Fullan, M. Technology is wonderful, but there is a dark side. Along with this increased focus on technology, Fullan calls for a new pedagogy that is centred on meaningful projects that focus on real-life problem solving and include the stratospphere elements: Sign Up Already have an access code?

And once he praised stratosphree teacher evaluation work of Bill Gates – lost it.

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

Computers in Education Instructional Technology. Lists with This Book. To become engaged in the emerging tech world from an educator’s standpoint immerse yourself within this text. Jul 06, CarolynKost rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s about time someone put together a succinct summary of pretty much everything you need to know about the ‘skinny’ on technology enhanced learning. Jun 26, Ellon rated it it was ok Shelves: However, I question the overall value of this vastly overpriced little report.

I like that Fullan suggested utilizing technology with pedagogy but I don’t feel like he actually have any tangible ideas on how we are supposed to achieve this. The new age education that we are facing today with 21st-century learners that sit in our very classrooms today.

Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge

About the Author Michael Fullan is an author, speaker, and an educational consultant. Several basic themes for improving education are in common strqtosphere the Common Core State Standards. Found it fairly dense, and lacking in practical ideas. In order for this to be done, educators should motivate other teachers to engage in the meaningful change, be prepared to handle setbacks, and network to learn from others.

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 fulllan 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!


Rather, technology must be integrated with the New [project- and inquiry-based and student-centered] Pedagogy and with effective and collaborative ways of implementing change.

The problem is that Fullan offers no clear solutions or role for technology. A friend recently shared with me how McDonald’s now serves breakfast all day, giving her the joy of having a hash-brown with her burger instead of fries Padilla, M. He points out that the one “industry” that has been least affected by technology is education. If You’re a Student Buy this product Additional order info.

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Refresh and try again. On that front, I was disappointed.

Read this book alongside his report, “A Rich Seam: Jan 07, Anna rated it it was ok Shelves: A great length, a great read, and a ma It’s about time someone put together a succinct summary of pretty much everything you need to know about the ‘skinny’ on technology enhanced learning. If You’re an Educator Request a copy Additional order info. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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. The author does a great job of focusing on what technology is today and where technology should be forefronted in the near future.