Researching Inventing Education: A White Paper

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
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
University of Central Florida, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Iowa

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.

Private Foundation
Funding Program: 
Lemelson Foundation

Team Members

Audra SkukauskaiteAudra SkukauskaiteAuthor
Stephanie CouchStephanie CouchAuthor
Leslie FlynnLeslie FlynnAuthor

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