Disrupting Class How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

ISBN-10: 0071592067

ISBN-13: 9780071592062

Edition: 2008

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Description: A crash course in the business of learning-from the bestselling author of "The Innovator's Dilemma" and "The Innovator's Solution,.". "A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education." -Jim Collins, bestselling author of "Good to Great" 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 tonew 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.

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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 5/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Randall Circle High School
Why Schools Struggle to Teach Differently When Each Student Learns Differently
Making the Shift: Schools Meet Society's Needs
Crammed Classroom Computers
Disruptively Deploying Computers
The System for Student-Centric Learning
The Impact of the Earliest Years on Students' Success
Improving Education Research
Forging a Consensus for Change
Giving Schools the Right Structure to Innovate
Conclusion
Index
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