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27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? |
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them.

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Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

After taking a look at this catchy infographic, what does innovation mean to you?  ~  D

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 29, 2013 7:36 PM

Creative activities that can allow the students to develop innovative thinking.

Richard Platt's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:40 PM

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): We've stayed away from many academic's re: how to enable students to be better at problem solving and innovating, (because most academics think they already know what innovation and complex problem solving is all about and well not to put too fine a point on it they just don't),  


We do take issue wtih the status quo of academia.  Obviously we have strongly held views on engineering education and problem solving / innovaiton, but they are warranted and justified.


We see most academic work in the area of innovating, problem solving / problem finding and more specifically in complex problem solving in the domain of engineering  to be broken., biased and prejudicial  


Nonetheless we do give credit in this post by Mia MacMeekin as it is a move in the right direction, we just don't see it going far enough to make problem solving and problem finding cool or effective enough for students to really be able to do anything significant with when it comes time for them to contribute.  Sorry we call it as we see it..  

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How Schools Can Teach Innovation | Wall St. Journal

How Schools Can Teach Innovation | Wall St. Journal | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? |

Changing education & best practice:  Results from systemic interviews focused on young Americans is that they learn how to innovate most often despite their schooling—not because of it.  

Excerpted, by Tony Wagner

In most high-school and college classes, failure is penalized. But without trial and error, there is no innovation.

Amanda Alonzo, a 32-year-old teacher at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, Calif., who has mentored two Intel Science Prize finalists and 10 semifinalists in the last two years—more than any other public school science teacher in the U.S.—told me, "One of the most important things I have to teach my students is that when you fail, you are learning." Students gain lasting self-confidence not by being protected from failure but by learning that they can survive it. 

Via Jim Lerman
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Need a Job? Invent It & Learn from Finland

Need a Job? Invent It & Learn from Finland | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? |
Finding a job is so 20th century. That is why young people today need to be more “innovation ready” than “college ready.”

We need lab schools where students earn a high school diploma by completing a series of skill-based ‘merit badges’ in things like entrepreneurship. And schools of education where all new teachers have ‘residencies’ with master teachers and performance standards — not content standards — must become the new normal throughout the system.”

Who is doing it right?

“Finland is one of the most innovative economies in the world,” he said, “and it is the only country where students leave high school ‘innovation-ready.’  They learn concepts and creativity more than facts, and have a choice of many electives — all with a shorter school day, little homework, and almost no testing.

[In the US, look at the] growing number of ‘reinvented’ colleges like the Olin College of Engineering, the M.I.T. Media Lab and the ‘D-school’ at Stanford where students learn to innovate.”

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The new economy is not about corporate jobs.  Haven't we seen that coming?  ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 21, 2013 4:50 PM

Thomas Friedman is giving us perspective on what's here now and what's coming.  Solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, the power of the network is becoming core to work in the new economy.   Hiding away in corporate job structures has been vaporizing, more quickly than the almost overnight shift from big cars to smaller ones in the 70s.  Are you ready?  Are your kids ready?  ~  Deb


Dominik Bláha's curator insight, September 24, 2013 3:45 PM