The cohort of 100 students that attended the recent Learning by Design conference gathered together again to pick up on where they left off...
Innovation is a way of thinking that seeks, through the use of a set of core skills and dispositions, to create new or improved solutions to challenges that face us in our daily and future lives. The words innovation and creativity are, in many instances, interchangeable. The innovator strives to bring about significant change in positive ways, with the intent of bringing about an improved outcome for the general good.
Innovation is less about the tools and technologies of the 21st century, but more, as author George Couros contends, “about how we use those things.” We need to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world and to empower them to understand the potential they have as innovators themselves. At The International School of Brussels we are committed to developing the following skills and character dispositions and providing our students with the opportunities to apply these in authentic learning situations.
|Tony Wagner: Skills of Innovators||George Couros: Innovator’s Mindset|
|Critical Thinking and Problem Solving||Empathetic|
|Collaboration Across Networks||Problem Finders|
|Agility and Adaptability||Risk-Takers|
|Initiative and Entrepreneurship||Networked|
|Accessing and Analyzing Information||Observant|
|Effective Oral and Written Communication||Creators|
|Curiosity and Imagination||Resilient|
Learning Innovation Stories
The Elementary School Communications Club decided to interview our Director, Lee Fertig. Here's what happened...
Our Middle School News Team wanted to find out what school had been like for their teachers.. But they learnt a lot more besides!
French students created 3D artwork using LED lights as part of an interdisciplinary project between art and French.
ISB students are innovators, creators, thinkers and problem-solvers. What will they design?