The book that Andy Hargreaves and I wrote, Professional Capital, is a new way of thinking about the profession. Professional capital refers to qualities within and among professionals that we can and should invest in with our time, effort, commitment and ingenuity. The human capital of individuals’ knowledge and skill is a precious asset. The decisional capital of effective judgment needs deliberate investment and development over time. The social capital of the teaching profession is about the power of what teachers can achieve together by moving ideas around and taking collective responsibility for everyone’s success.
Michael Fullan and Geoff Scott co-authored the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Whitepaper: Education PLUS, published by Collaborative Impact SPC in Seattle, Washington, in July 2014.
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(Feb. 19, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) will present its 2014 Outstanding Book Award to Andy Hargreaves, Ph.D., and Michael Fullan, Ph.D., for their monograph Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School. The award, which recognizes exemplary books that make a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation, will be presented March 3 at AACTE’s 66th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
Insight from Michael
I have been working on educational change for almost 50 years. There is something different about 2014. There is a grand convergence spontaneously erupting. I think it is a natural dynamic of push and pull. The push, to put it directly, is a combination of the boredom and alienation of students and teachers. Students won’t wait, and teachers can’t wait. It is simply intolerable for students and teachers to be at school every day when increasing numbers of them would rather be somewhere else.
Authors: Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy
Michael Fullan and Sir Michael Barber, chief education advisor to Pearson, former head of McKinsey’s Global Education Practice and UK government advisor, will lead the launch of A Rich Seam at Pearson’s London office on September 22nd. The speakers will unveil the findings of the report to a selected audience of educationists, academics, policy advisors and media commentators, before leading a live Q&A, which will be live-streamed to a global audience.
The report by Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy is the first in a new series of publications published by Pearson.
I am excited to be working on an interrelated set of projects that all feed into deepening learning through integrating new learning relationships between and among teachers and students. Our group produced two reports so far: Alive in the Swamp, and Towards a New End. We will continue this work through the Collaborative Impact Group and through a special report with Pearson.
As Special Advisor to the Premier of Ontario, Michael Fullan reviews key aspects of the nine year journey working with Premier Dalton McGuinty and sets the stage for the next phase in this newest publication. See Articles, 2013.
Thank you for the flood of congratulations pouring in concerning the Order of Canada. It is a fantastic honour from a great country and education system. This recognition is shared with the thousands of Canadian educators with whom I have worked directly, and the millions beyond that in Canada and internationally that I have encountered. I take collective pride in what we have and will continue to accomplish in educating students and teachers to make the world better for everyone.
Best wishes for 2013.