Innovation Challenges, Volume 1 describes methods for teaching and promoting creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial mindset through novel challenges. The challenges require the participants to go beyond planning to prototyping and testing and serve to foster critical design skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, teamwork, and communication skills in an exciting, relevant way.
Just as people are encouraged to exercise everyday to keep the body fit, these challenges are designed to keep the mind fit, creative and imaginative.
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A great source for project based learning and team building activities
It tells the story of a great program at Saint Louis University, designed to promote creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial mindset through novel challenges. The book is a detailed how to for 22 challenges - team supplies, facilitator supplies, tips, learning outcomes and variations. It's a treasure trove lavishly illustrated with photos and videos. Challenges run the gamut from STEM to marketing and sustainability. The iBook also details how to replicate the competition at your institution.
Innovation meets action
I've had the privilege of seeing the challenges described in this book completed in person. The activities documented in this book are the essence of problem-based and active learning. I love the step by step instructions on how to run a challenge. The number of challenges and variations within each challenge allow for excellent differentiation.