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Transformative Teaching Around the World
Stories of Cultural Impact, Technology Integration, and Innovative Pedagogy

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ISBN 9781032073798
March 1, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Transformative Teaching Around the World compiles inspiring stories from Fulbright-awarded teachers whose instructional practices have impacted schools and communities globally. Whether thriving or struggling in their classrooms, instructing in person or online, or pushing for changes at high or low costs and risk levels, teachers devote intense energy and careful decision-making to their students and fellow staff. This book showcases an expansive variety of educational practices fostered across international contexts by real teachers: active and empowering learning strategies, critical thinking and creative problem-solving, cultural responsiveness and sustainability, humanistic integration of technology, and more. Pre- and in-service teachers, teacher educators, online/blended instructors, and other stakeholders will find a wealth of grounded, motivating approaches for transforming the lives of learners and their communities.

Table of Contents

1. Time for Making Impact  Section 1: Personal Transformations  2. Professional Growth and Cross-Cultural Exchange: A Glimpse into a Fulbright Program’s Life-Long Impact on Global Educators  3. Education Found Me; Energy Kept Me: Thoughts on Power, Sharing, and Service  4. The World of Endless Possibilities - The Educator in Me  5. Questions that Matter – An Epistle to the Learner  6. Sun on the Snow: Ad Meliora - Toward Better Things  7. From Ancient History to Current Practice: Experimenting with the Pedagogical Tools for Teacher Creativity and Student Empowerment  Section 2. Innovative Education  8. “You can't use up creativity: The more you use, the more you have”: The Story of Chris Gadbury  9. Community Health and Environment: A Learning Project from India  10. Metacognitive Experiences on an Urban Concept Farm: Local, Project-based Learning in Science and Sustainable Agriculture  11. Empowering Teachers to Become Transformational Leaders through Reflective Conversations: A School-based Inquiry and a Professional Development Project  12. “Poipoia te kakano kia puawai” (Nuture the seed and it will blossom): Affective Spaces in Education -- Prison, and Beyond  Section 3. Teaching with Technology  13. Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement through the Relevant, Appealing and Personal (RAP) Pedagogical Guideline: Tech Stories from Singapore  14. Social Media to Tickle Motivation to Learn: From Saudi High School to USA Graduate School  15. Sparking Inspiration through Motivation and Technology Integration  16. Interactive writing instruction in Zoom  17. A Learning Journey by being Far and Near: A Lesson Designed in the R2D2 Framework  18. It's All about the Experience: Technology Enhanced Designs to Generate Value  Section 4: Pandemic Practices  19. Chicken or Egg? Achieving the Right Balance between Technology and Pedagogy in Online Learning  20. Learning in Lockdowns: Creating Safe, Structured, and Student-centered Classes During the Pandemic  21. Actively Engaging Students in India During COVID-19: A Former Fulbrighter Finds Hope  22. Online Education in a Korean Elementary School During COVID-19: Focusing on My Experience using Blended Learning  23. Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Environments in Mexico During the Pandemic  Section 5: English Education and Collaboration  24. English Education Enabled by Technology: Story from an Online Teacher for an Under-Sourced Village School in China  25. Highlighting Collaborative Learning in Language Classroom: A Story from Thailand  26. Live Classes of Lives: English Reading to Ponder Life, Social Phenomena, the Fate of the World  27. Student Collaboration Starts with Teacher Collaboration  28. Transformative Learning? Yes, Possibly in a Flipped Classroom  Section 6: Active Learning Strategies  29. Why Weren’t we Taught Like This?: Introducing Creative Strategies to Indian Teachers  30. Hooking Students into Science with Engaging Activities  31. Pedagogical Innovations from Finland: Using Positive Phenomena for Powerful Learning  32. Active learning through using Actively Learn  33. Activating the Active Learning Classroom: Making the Connection from Local to Global  Section 7: Global Education  34. Distant Horizon, Close Friendship: Learning through Cross-Cultural Projects and Exchanges  35. Learning through Student Exchange Projects  36. From Moment to Momentum: Technology Expanded Classrooms from Mexico to France and Back  37. Empowering Teachers with Technology and Pedagogy: Distance Teacher Training in Uzbekistan  38. We Can Still be Global Citizens: Virtual Exchange Program to Connect Yemeni EFL Youth with their AFL American Counterparts  Section 8: Overcoming Challenges  39. Cancer, Covid-19, and the Cultural Impact of Technology in the Classroom, Rhuperdia Crowe-Clay, Special Education  40. Equitable Learning in Inequitable Classrooms: Cases of Teacher Design Thinking in Rural Schools in Bhutan and Papua New Guinea  41. The Story Behind Jacky’s Cell Phone: Bring the Invisible Forward  42. The Story of Keeping Education Wheels Turning: Motivation and Collaboration when Teaching in a Post-war Context  43. Augmenting Curriculum in a War-torn Country: Augmented Reality Online Teaching  44. After Making Impact

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Curtis J. Bonk is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology in the School of Education and adjunct in the School of Informatics at Indiana University, USA.

Meina Zhu is Assistant Professor of Learning Design & Technology in the College of Education at Wayne State University, USA.