Research on Tap: Education for Innovation

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Right now, schools are not intellectually engaging for the majority of students.
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Posted on Thursday, 20 December 2012

The good news: a recent study says your kids like school. The bad news: they don’t like learning.

At the next Research on Tap, Dr. Sandy McAuley, Associate Professor of Education at UPEI, will lead a discussion about how school needs to change to engage students. The title of his discussion is “Education for Innovation: problem solving for Twenty-first century schools.”

“K-12 students are capable of becoming relatively sophisticated creators of knowledge,” said McAuley. “Right now, schools are not intellectually engaging for the majority of students. Intellectual engagement is critical for graduates who can take active roles in a culture of innovation which is becoming increasingly important for our future on PEI and Canada.”

The discussion begins at 7 pm, January 8, at The Pourhouse (above The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown).

Research on Tap is a series of public discussions led by UPEI researchers. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson at (902) 620-5117 or datkinson@upei.ca.