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