Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 8, 2008 - Education - 288 pages
Selected as one of the "Best Books on Innovation, 2008" by BusinessWeek magazine
Named the "Best Human-Capital Book of 2008" by Strategy + Business magazine
A crash course in the business of learning-from the bestselling author of The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution...
"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.
“A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education.”
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
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Merryann - LibraryThing
This was a fine, thought-provoking book, less on what ought to be done to improve education in America and more on what is going to happen to improve it. Published in 2008, it's already been long ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - scoffee - LibraryThing
An important work. Theoretical treatment of the current state of education and the way forward, viewed through the lens of his academic theories regarding disruptive innovation. Read full review
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