A new book from Instructional Systems Technology Professor Curt Bonk compiles an expansive variety of educational practices fostered across international contexts by real teachers and former IU School of Education students.
“Transformative Teaching Around the World” includes inspiring stories from 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. All took Bonk’s R546 course, “Instructional Strategies for Thinking, Collaboration, and Motivation.” Bonk and IST alumna Meina Zhu edited the book that includes a foreword by Dean Emeritus Gerardo Gonzalez and an afterword from Dean Anastasia Morrone.
Readers of this book will hear stories from outstanding teachers in 22 countries around the world. These authors tell emotional, educationally powerful and highly impactful stories of transformative changes in their classrooms, communities and countries, Bonk explains, adding many of their stories will relate to the use of innovative technology during the pandemic as well as global technologies for international exchanges and collaboration among K-12 students in different countries.