9780415682213

The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415682213

  • ISBN10:

    0415682215

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/27/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The International Handbook of Innovation Education will be the very first handbook about innovation education. It opens an entirely new direction in education. The overall goal of the handbook is to provide a direct answer to the question of how to develop innovators in general and how to develop the innovative potential of today¿s young people with exceptional talents in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines in particular. Today many governments around the world are interested in the development of STEM innovators. This handbook will thus provide the first and most comprehensive account available of what should be done in order to develop innovators and how to do it successfully. With respect to what, the handbook offers a clear answer: innovation education. With respect to how, the handbook will present the existing research findings, which provide a wide range of perspectives leading to promising answers. In order to achieve this, the handbook will include chapters by leading specialists from around the world responsible for much of the current research in the fields of innovation, gifted education, scientific talent, science education, and high ability studies. This will be a scientific book based mainly on research findings and supplemented by the opinions of the authors who are chief experts in their respective areas. It will go beyond mere anecdotes to consider what science can tell us about the development of innovators. It will be devoted to the multidisciplinary and multifaceted nature of innovation education, its foundations and main components, the current state of research and future developments. The purpose of the handbook is to present the existing knowledge on this multidimensional phenomenon from the viewpoints of various scientific disciplines (i.e., mainly innovation, psychology of high ability and talent, gifted education, and science education), as well as technology and bu

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