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Innovation and/or Invention?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 26, 2016

Decades ago, most people thought of new things as being invented by mad scientists for other people to use.

Now, there is more emphasis on innovation, involving the adoption of new things by anyone.

Yet, when people meet to discuss ideas, to scribble on Post-It notes, and to develop new proposals, they are doing some of both: invention and adoption.

Innovation, Education, Dintersmith, and You

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 19, 2016

This week, we welcome Ken Gordon to the host seat. Ken (@quickmuse) is Content, Conversation, and Community Strategist at Continuum Innovation in Boston. He is a well known innocat, and recent initiator of  the #innochat facebook group. Ken's chosen topic relates to innovation in education and here is his framing post:

Is life a standardized test… or an impossible problem to be solved?

Those familiar with the work of Ted Dintersmith know that the above is a question designed to trip up those who don’t worship at the altar of innovation.

Seeing is believing

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 12, 2016

If we have not seen something, then it is difficult to believe it. If we find it counter-intuitive (which, of course, depends on our intuition!), we might, even, convince ourselves that it is impossible. Then we'd be completely stuck!

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