Intentional Interruption: Breaking Down Learning Barriers to Transform Professional Practice

Intentional Interruption: Breaking Down Learning Barriers to Transform Professional Practice

By: Lisa Ain Dack (author), Steven Katz (author)Paperback

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Break down the barriers that keep professional learning from sticking!Real professional learning takes place when there is a permanent change in practice. This book outlines what it means to intentionally interrupt the status quo in order to overcome barriers to learning that impede permanent change. The authors explain the psychological processes involved in learning and which biases get in the way of making professional learning stick. Staff developers will find tools and strategies for:Moving professional learning beyond activities to deepen conceptual changeEnabling new learning by building three key capacities: a learning focus, collaborative inquiry, and instructional leadershipEmbedding and sustaining a true learning culture in schools

About Author

Steven Katz is the Director of Aporia Consulting Ltd. and a faculty-member in Applied Psychology & Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE, UT), where he teaches in the Child Study and Education graduate program. He is the recipient of the OISE, UT-wide award for teaching excellence. Steven has a Ph.D. in human development and applied psychology, with a specialization in applied cognitive science. His areas of expertise include cognition and learning, teacher education, networked learning communities, leading professional learning, and evidence-informed decision-making for school improvement. He has received the Governor General's medal for excellence in his field, and has been involved in research and evaluation, professional development, and consulting with a host of educational organizations around the world. He is an author of several best-selling books, including Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World, Building and Connecting Learning Communities, and Intentional Interruption. Lisa Ain Dack is a senior associate at Aporia Consulting Ltd. and an instructor in the Master of Teaching and Master of Child Study and Education programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE, UT). She has a PhD in developmental psychol-ogy and education from OISE, UT, with a collaborative degree in developmental science. She is the 2017 recipient of the OISE, UT award for excellence in Initial Teacher Education. Lisa facilitates Leader Learning Teams in various school districts in Ontario, leads numerous research projects investigating learning teams, and is involved in research projects on assessment and evaluation. She also undertakes program evaluations at both the primary and secondary levels. In addition, she leads workshops for administrators and teachers throughout Ontario on Leader Learning Teams, professional learning, and data-driven deci-sion making. She is coauthor of the best-selling book Intentional Interruption. Lisa and her husband Jeff have three children, Sadie, Rachel, and Dylan.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. From Activity to Learning 2. The (Very) Hard Work of Learning 3. The Problem With Professional Learning 4. How Do Focus, Collaborative Inquiry, and Instructional Leadership Enable Learning? 5. The Barriers: How Our Minds Get in the Way 6. Intentional Interruption References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412998796
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9781412998796
  • weight: 260
  • ISBN10: 1412998794

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