The following article discusses how some of the schools in the US are changing their way of thinking and teaching to address this ever changing concern. It speaks of the many discovery and innovation classes that are becoming more popular. They are creatively responding to discovery learning at Harvard in many disciplines such as science, engineering, and business to provide a richer learning environment that will foster deeper learning. Several other US university campuses are also using an innovative discovery approach which is now filtering into high schools, middle schools and after school programs. It suggests how powerful innovative discovery can be and how meaningful and lasting the learning is.
I am interested in hearing your thoughts about innovation, discovery, the iterative process and the role it plays in education. What activities are you trying in your classrooms to move down this exciting road of learning?