Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns / Edition 2

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns / Edition 2

3.5 17
by Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, Michael B. Horn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071749101

ISBN-13: 9780071749107

Pub. Date: 08/20/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Clay Christensen's groundbreaking bestselling work in education now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen's seminal "Jobs to Be Done" theory applied to education.

"Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve

…  See more details below

Overview

Clay Christensen's groundbreaking bestselling work in education now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen's seminal "Jobs to Be Done" theory applied to education.

"Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education 'reforms,' this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it's likely to be resisted by defenders of the status quo, even though it's necessary and right for our kids. We owe it to them to make sure this book isn't merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation."

—Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education

"A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education."

—Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great

“Just as iTunes revolutionized the music industry, technology has the potential to transform education in America so that every one of the nation’s 50 million students receives a high quality education. Disrupting Class is a must-read, as it shows us how we can blaze that trail toward transformation.”
—Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida

According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need "disruptive innovation."

Now, in his long-awaited new book, Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time-education-and apply Christensen's now-famous theories of "disruptive" change using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you're a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you'll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories. You'll learn how:

  • Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school
  • Student-centric classrooms will increase the demand for new technology
  • Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student
  • Disruptive innovation can circumvent roadblocks that have prevented other attempts at school reform
  • We can compete in the global classroom-and get ahead in the global market

Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for years to come.

The future is now. Class is in session.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071749107
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2010
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
148,686
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

Randall Circle High School 19

Chapter 1 Why Schools Struggle to Teach Differently When Each Student Learns Differently 21

Chapter 2 Making the Shift: Schools Meet Society's Jobs 43

Chapter 3 Crammed Classroom Computers 71

Chapter 4 Disruptively Deploying Computers 89

Chapter 5 The System for Student-Centric Learning 121

Chapter 6 The Impact of the Earliest Years on Student's Success 147

Chapter 7 Why So Many Students Seem Unmotivated 159

Chapter 8 Improving Education Research 183

Chapter 9 Organizing to Innovate 205

Conclusion 241

Index 249

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >