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Church Leadership: Who Leads Disruptive Innovation?

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 →

My Baptism Liturgy Now Includes “Language Dancing”

I was surprised by the information in the chapter about the important development that happens in the first 36 months of life. Parents clearly play a huge role in the cognitive development of their children by doing simple things like increasing the amount of words they say to their children from infancy. Christensen says that this is called “language dancing,”… 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 →

Disruptive Technology: Bridging the Physical and Virtual

According to Christensen, schools have spent over $60 billion in the last twenty years putting computers in classrooms (l. 1502-1503). Furthermore, Christensen says that on average eighth graders use school computers about 38 minutes per week (l. 1504-1050). The amount of money spent on shiny new plastic boxes as glorified word processing and internet research machines seems very wasteful (l.… Read more →

One Thing Can’t Do It All

This post is a bPortfolio reflection for chapter two of How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. The second chapter How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns was especially educational. The Learning with Technology course is the first and only course I’ve taken in the area of education. Therefore, this chapter provided a wealth of information… Read more →

Kick the Sage off the Stage!

This post is a bPortfolio reflection for chapter one of How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. In the first chapters of Clayton Christensen’s book, How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (2010), he introduces multiple intelligences theory, educates the difference between modular and interdependent learning environments, and argues for a student-centric learning. Christensen’s work requires me to… Read more →