Over the past several weeks, I have explored the complexities of a wicked problem in education: how to we make innovation part of the learning ethic when there are so many barriers in place? While few would disagree that innovation is important and should be included in our classrooms, a variety of policies exist to limit our innovation and creativity in the classroom. Unfortunately, some of those barriers (the hardest to break through) may be self-imposed.
Soon I will call upon the wisdom of educational innovators such as Don Wettrick and Tony Wagner for help in solving this wicked problem. But first, we must explore why this problem is so complex. In the following infographic, I have attempted to summarize the challenge of innovation and have specified some of the barriers that currently stand in our way.
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