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Creating innovators: the making of young people who will change the world

By: Wagner, Tony.
Publisher: New York Scribner 2015Description: xviii, 288 p.ISBN: 9781451611519.Subject(s): Creative ability - Study and teaching | Creative ability - Case studies | Education, secondary - Aims and objectives - United States | Educational change - United States | Technological innovations - United States | Creative abilityDDC classification: 373 Summary: Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators. Wagner takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative, and inspiring manifesto that offers crucial insight into creating the change makers of tomorrow (http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Creating-Innovators/Tony-Wagner/9781451611519)
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Table of Contents:

Introduction

Chapter: I A primer on innovation

Chapter: II Portrait of the innovator as a young man

Chapter: III STEM innovators

Chapter: IV Social innovators

Chapter: V Innovating learning

Chapter: VI The future of innovation

Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators.

Wagner takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative, and inspiring manifesto that offers crucial insight into creating the change makers of tomorrow

(http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Creating-Innovators/Tony-Wagner/9781451611519)

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