Christensen concludes his book discussing the need and ways to improve educational research, describing the organizational structures, and the need to think deeply about how those structures operate and exist in the educational system and their resulting impact. Approaching Christensen’s writings from a theological, church-based context I struggled to develop a reflection around how Christensen’s ideas on leadership and research… Read more →
Calling All Parents!
This week, in the fifth chapter, Christensen starts to unpack a tangible vision for student-centric learning in the classroom. Christensen outlines the battle lines of the traditional model for guiding student learning. On one side is the textbook manufactures with entrenched educators and committees that approve the content all focused on the most important learning style (l. 2313-2325). On the… Read more →
The Disrupted Church: Sharing Virtual Learning in Physical Community
In the fourth chapter Christensen presents his visions for a student-centric learning environment within the public school system. He argues for ways that online learning (l. 1770-1772) can be used disruptively to enhance the learning of students and provide time for teachers to respond individually to a specific student’s need (l. 1895-1898). Addtionally, Christensen argues that online learning will change… Read more →