Researching Inventing Education: A White Paper

Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Resource Type:
Report | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Conferences, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Organization:
University of Central Florida, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Iowa
Description: 

The Researching Invention Education white paper compiles contributions from a community of individuals and organizations working in Invention Education (IvE) in the United States. IvE is a term that refers to the practice of teaching students how to problem-solve and think like inventors in order to become positive change-makers in the world. The paper was written by researchers interested in IvE who attended the 2018 InventEd convening hosted by The Lemelson Foundation. The group worked together for a year to publish their findings that were then uncovered at the 2019 InventEd convening in Alexandria, Virginia. Supported by The Lemelson Foundation, the research in this paper includes thought-provoking insights into the current trends in IvE, how IvE can be integrated into other disciplines, and identifies opportunities for future growth of this emerging but significant field.

Funder(s): 
Private Foundation
Funding Program: 
Lemelson Foundation

Team Members

Audra SkukauskaiteAudra SkukauskaiteAuthor
Stephanie CouchStephanie CouchAuthor
Leslie FlynnLeslie FlynnAuthor

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