Tag: Research

A Framework For Invention Education

Summary:  The Invention Education Framework promotes consistency and rigor in the field by identifying the principles and characteristics of both formal and informal best-in-class K-12 Invention Education learning experiences. More than 100 community stakeholders – including in- and out-of-school time educators, business leaders, education researchers, nonprofits, policy makers, inventors and representatives of the philanthropic community – contributed to the development of the document.

Who Becomes An Inventor In America

Summary:   A study by Harvard-based Opportunity Insights on the factors that determine who becomes an inventor in the United States, focusing on the role of inventive ability (“nature”) vs. environment (“nurture”). Based on data from 1.2 million inventors, research shows that children’s chances of becoming inventors vary sharply with characteristics at birth, such as their race, gender, and parents’ socioeconomic class.

Researching Invention Education

Summary: Released at InventEd 2019, Researching Invention Education extends the work published in the April 2019 issue of Technology and Innovation Journal focused on the structure, execution and results of local and national invention education programs from primary school through higher education.  Researching Invention Education consolidates the current knowledge base that informs the current work by researchers educators, funders, non-profit organizations and government agencies working to advance the field of Invention Education. 

Technology & Innovation: Invention Education

 Summary: April 2019 issue of Technology & Innovation published by the National Academy of Inventors

Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education

 Summary: The 2018  report by the Committee on STEM Education or the National Science & Technology Council.  Plan includes numerous references to the skillsets and mindsets fostered by Invention Education. 

Lemelson-MIT Inventor Handbook

Summary:   A study by Harvard-based Opportunity Insights on the factors that determine who becomes an inventor in the United States, focusing on the role of inventive ability (“nature”) vs. environment (“nurture”). Based on data from 1.2 million inventors, research shows that children’s chances of becoming inventors vary sharply with characteristics at birth, such as their race, gender, and parents’ socioeconomic class.