In this assignment you will prepare a slide show presentation on a topic specific to educational innovations. In the presentation you are to explore the historical antecedents of the topic, how the topic has been addressed in contemporary educational settings, and what plans exist (or should exist) to further ameliorate challenges related to this topic.  Prior to completing this assignment read Lee (2012) and watch SVP Boston (2012).

Instructions: To complete this assignment, you will need to do the following:

  • First, identify topics below to investigate innovations in education.
    • Innovation in technology
    • Innovation in classroom practices.
  • Next, create a presentation on these two innovations. Your presentation should include:
    • The historical antecedents of each topic. In other words, what led up to the creation of these innovations?
    • How each innovation has been addressed in contemporary educational settings, and what plans exist (or should exist) to minimize challenges around implementation of these innovations.
    • What are the important lessons to be learned from the past, particularly regarding early innovations in educational technology?
    • How has the past influenced the present?  What specific lessons can you point to that have been learned?
    • How can existing knowledge be used to continue innovations in the future.

ARTICLE

Lee, W. O. (2012). Learning for the future: The emergence of lifelong learning and the internationalisation of education as the fourth way? Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 11(1), 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10671-011-9122-9

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the ERIC database in the Ashford University Library.

MULTIMEDIA

ISVP Boston. (2012, March 21). Creating innovators a lecture by Tony Wagner (Links to an external site.). YouTube. 

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