We constantly have those moments in classroom where despite the hard efforts of teachers students don’t seem to be engaged in classroom activities.

However in such situation a good scolding may work out at times but mostly that is a silent call for the much needed innovation.

Innovation in education is an ongoing process and is needed every once in a while to keep thing healthy and engaging for students as well as teachers. Particular set patterns and pedagogies cannot work all the time, a little “twist” or innovation is needed to keep monotony off the bay and keep students interested thoroughly. Innovations are always needed because every problem needs its solution; so it becomes the need from time to time to discover something new and useful in education.

Innovation in education is defined as “the process of making changes to something established by introducing something new.” It applies to radical or incremental changes to products, processes or services. Students today are on lookout for challenges and opportunities that helps them explore and connect to outside world for better opportunities. And so, they challenge educators to be innovative and to make learning environments more exciting, challenging and rewarding for them.

Enlisted are 5 epic videos that will help you understand the need for innovation in education.

A New Design for Education

An amazing video highlighting how collaboration provides for innovation among schools.

The Importance of Creativity

This is a short clip that showcases the importance of creativity and how this one aspect will lead to innovation in the coming times. The video address the importance of creativity, why it matters, and why we need to foster creativity in ALL youth and families.

Accelerating Innovation in Education by Adam Frankel at TEDxBeaconStreet

From technology procurement to personalized learning, to curbing summer learning loss, no issue is too big to tackle. In this forward-thinking TEDxBeaconStreet talk, Frankel outlines how we can begin to accelerate positive change, the challenges we’ll face, and how technology can help redesign classes to meet 21st century learning.

Ken Robinson: Education Innovation - Conversations from Penn State

In this video Sir Robinson discusses the need to recognize different learning styles, why creativity isn't just for artists and what it means to find your "element." During the conversation he makes the following points:

- People underestimate themselves.

- The problem is the education system, not teachers and principals.

- Transformation is what's required, not reform.

- There's an obsession with Standardized Testing.

- Schooling is resulting in "standardizing" kids.

- Reforms are focused on teacher-proofing.

Why we need to innovate how we learn to innovate by Alex Bruton

Innovation literacy, according to Bruton, is made up of six pieces of each of us, including empathetic you, opportunity design you, creatively confident you, storytelling you, inspired you, and imaginative you.  In this Bruton’s fifteen-minute talk on how we can learn to innovate, why it’s so important, and a call to action to make innovation education accessible for all, he talks about transforming the way society thinks about innovation and in making it accessible to anyone, anywhere.

What’s your take on the need for innovation in education?

About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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