Why Invention Education
Invention Education prepares students for a future yet to be invented
Invention Education is a powerful educational approach that teaches the unique ways inventors find and solve problems. When students experience this approach, they become more engaged in their learning, more inclusive in their thinking, and more prepared for a future of rapid change and uncertainty.
HOW Invention Education Works
A Student-Centered Approach
Invention Education is a student-centered approach that empowers students to solve the problems they care about. It offers educators the flexibility to integrate it into their current efforts in a variety of ways across a wide range of formal and informal educational settings.
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Educators integrate the process of invention into their current approaches and curriculum.
Students are given agency in problem identification – they choose which problems to solve.
Students draw upon their knowledge in existing disciplines and approaches (including STEM, computer science, entrepreneurship, project-based-learning and more) as well as their lived experiences to develop real solutions.
Students face real-world challenges that activate deeper engagement and learning.
Throughout the process, diverse student and community inputs are emphasized, so students gain deep, first-hand knowledge of the value of inclusivity.
Voices from the Field
Invention Education gives you a greater ROI because it strengthens the approach to STEM disciplines.
Ron Ottinger, Executive Director
STEM Next Opportunity Fund
Invention Education provides students engagement, inspiration, and ownership over their own educational trajectory.
Jim Lynch, E3 STEM Program Manager,
Apple Valley High School St, Paul MN
Reason for learning STEM is rediscovered when it’s applied to helping people through invention.
Stephanie Couch, Executive Director
We have students who are suddenly more invested in the learning experience and are driving their own education.
Doug Scott, Hopkinton High School, MA
District leader for Business, Tech & Engineering grades 6–12