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ERIC Number: ED537646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-1
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Innovation Squared: Comparison of Models by Tony Wagner and Steven Johnson
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.
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On the surface, Tony Wagner's model of innovation differs from Steven Johnson's. One explores the following: how might we develop a nation of innovators? The other offers seven patterns that mark environments for innovation. Drawing from triangulated data, both authors create regularities (not laws) that have new paradigm, scientific credibility. Both authors embody mindful learning. Innovation, in Wagner's view, involves play, passion and purpose. Also, parents and/or teachers often can spark innovators. In Johnson's view, a "good idea" springs from a set: slow hunch, liquid network, adjacent possible, error, serendipity, platform and exaptation. Both models shed light on the power-teaching prototype--itself a framework for innovative teaching and learning. Speaking the language of innovation from the Wagner and Johnson models can help to describe the prototype and explain how it designs, directs and delivers learner-centered instruction in a digital age. (Contains 3 figures and a "Working Bibliography.")
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A