Creating Innovators: The Making Of Young People Who Will Change The World

Creating Innovators: The Making Of Young People Who Will Change The World

Author Tony Wagner Duration: 9:22:57 Narrator Holter Graham Publisher Simon & Schuster
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Synopsis

From a prominent educator, author, and founder of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group comes a provocative look at why innovation is today’s most essential real-world skill and what young people need from parents, teachers, and employers to become the innovators of America’s future.

In this groundbreaking book, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. He profiles compelling young American innovators, revealing how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imagination, while teaching them to learn from failure and persevere. Wagner identifies a pattern—a childhood of creative play leads to deep-seated interests, which in adolescence and adulthood blossom into a deeper purpose for career and life goals. Play, passion, and purpose: these are the forces that drive young innovators.
     Wagner then looks more widely at the education system and shows how we can apply this knowledge as educators, and what parents can do to compensate for poor schooling. He takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative and inspiring manifesto that will change how we look at our schools and workplaces, and provide us with a roadmap to creating the changemakers of tomorrow.

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Chapters

  • CreatingInnovators 01 Open

    Duration: 01min

  • CreatingInnovators 02 Intro

    Duration: 12min

  • CreatingInnovators 03 Ch1a

    Duration: 24min

  • CreatingInnovators 04 Ch1b

    Duration: 26min

  • CreatingInnovators 05 Ch1c

    Duration: 16min

  • CreatingInnovators 06 Ch2a

    Duration: 24min

  • CreatingInnovators 07 Ch2b

    Duration: 20min

  • CreatingInnovators 08 Ch2c

    Duration: 19min

  • CreatingInnovators 09 Ch3a

    Duration: 27min

  • CreatingInnovators 10 Ch3b

    Duration: 19min

  • CreatingInnovators 11 Ch3c

    Duration: 20min

  • CreatingInnovators 12 Ch3d

    Duration: 22min

  • CreatingInnovators 13 Ch4a

    Duration: 18min

  • CreatingInnovators 14 Ch4b

    Duration: 21min

  • CreatingInnovators 15 Ch4c

    Duration: 15min

  • CreatingInnovators 16 Ch4d

    Duration: 28min

  • CreatingInnovators 17 Ch5a

    Duration: 25min

  • CreatingInnovators 18 Ch5b

    Duration: 27min

  • CreatingInnovators 19 Ch5c

    Duration: 27min

  • CreatingInnovators 20 Ch5d

    Duration: 28min

  • CreatingInnovators 21 Ch5e

    Duration: 24min

  • CreatingInnovators 22 Ch6a

    Duration: 27min

  • CreatingInnovators 23 Ch6b

    Duration: 26min

  • CreatingInnovators 24 Ch6c

    Duration: 17min

  • CreatingInnovators 25 Ch6d

    Duration: 12min

  • CreatingInnovators 26 Conclusion

    Duration: 05min

  • CreatingInnovators 27 Epilogue

    Duration: 13min

  • CreatingInnovators 28 Afterword

    Duration: 04min

  • CreatingInnovators 29 Credits

    Duration: 01min