Tony Wagner has a new book out: Creating Innovators. 9781451611496

Sounds a lot like the message for Raising Reality Hackers.

I tried to buy the EBook from Barnes And Noble but it's "enhanced". z2012-04-20-EnhancedNookBookWoes Hopefully an unenhanced version will be available from Barnes And Noble, too. (And the KindLe version won't even be out until May1.) (Update: Barnes And Noble eventually had a pure-EPub version, which I bought/read.)

He had a piece in the Wall St Journal Apr13: In conventional schools, students learn so that they can get good grades. My most important research finding is that young innovators are intrinsically motivated. The culture of learning in programs that excel at educating for innovation emphasize what I call the three P's—play (Play Ethic), PassIon and purpose (MissIon). The play is discovery-based learning that leads young people to find and pursue a passion, which evolves, over time, into a deeper sense of purpose. Mandating that schools teach Innovat Ion as if it were just another course or funding more charter schools won't solve the problem.

Apr20: He gave a good talk at Skill Share's Penny conference.

Jonathan Martin reviews the book. Although these young people become innovators not because of their K-12 schooling but in spite of it, two themes emerge strongly in what made the difference for them: “Outlier Teacher-s” and Project Based Learning... I have believed since 2008 that New Tech Network schools provide a Project Based learning curriculum equal to, and in some ways distinctly superior to, High Tech High...

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