Tony Wagner on Innovation

21st Century Skills

Tony Wagner on Innovation

May 1, 2012

TONY WAGNER ON INNOVATION: An informative read from Forbes on the education system’s failure to produce innovators. Pulling details from the latest books by Mr. Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow at Harvard, the article details the skills required to compete in a globalized workforce and the deficiencies in American education system that “stunt” those skills. Many of the new competencies, including analyzing information and adapting to new conditions, are the antithesis of passive learning and risk aversion all too commonplace in structured learning environments. Mr. Wagner’s money quote: “The system has become obsolete. It needs reinventing, not reforming.”

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