1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education

Edited By Larisa V. Shavinina Copyright 2013
    664 Pages
    by Routledge

    664 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education is the international reference work on innovation education and potentially opens an entirely new direction in education. The overall goal of the handbook is to address the question of how to develop innovators in general and how to develop the innovative potential of today’s young people with exceptional talents in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) disciplines in particular. Today many governments around the world are interested in the development of STEM innovators.

    This handbook provides the first and most comprehensive account available of what should be done in order to develop innovators and how to do it successfully. It includes chapters by leading specialists from around the world responsible for much of the current research in the fields of innovation, gifted education, scientific talent, science education, and high ability studies. Based on the latest research findings and expert opinion, this book goes beyond mere anecdotes to consider what science can tell us about the development of innovators.

    By enlisting chapters from innovation experts, educators, psychologists, policy makers, and researchers in the field of management The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education will allow all of these scholars to speak to each other about how to develop innovators via innovation education, including such issues as:

    • the nature of innovation education,
    • its basis, main components and content,
    • its criteria and specificity in various domains and contexts,
    • societal demands placed upon it.

    This ground-breaking and potentially field defining work will thus serve as the first authoritative resource on all aspects of theory, research, and practice of innovation education.

    Contributors, Preface: universal readiness to develop innovators, PART I Introduction, PART II The nature of innovation education, PART III Creativity as a foundation of innovation education, PART IV Assessment and identification related issues of innovation education, PART V From advances in giftedness and gifted education to innovation education, PART VI The role of teachers, parents, and schools in the development of innovators, PART VII Research on mathematical talent and innovations in math education for developing innovators, PART VIII Innovations in science education for developing innovators, PART IX How does technology education contribute to innovation education?, PART X Innovation management, entrepreneurship, and innovation education, PART XI Policy implications, institutional, and government efforts in innovation education, PART XII Conclusions, Index


    Larisa V. Shavinina , PhD, is a Professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada. She has been an innovation consultant to the governments of Canada, the USA, Dubai, Singapore, and other countries, and has acted as editor-in-chief of two other field-defining handbooks.