Innovation 101 is a unique and dynamic online education module that uses oral history interviews and assets of the Henry Ford's OnInnovation resource for active teaching and learning.
This five-day unit allows you to explore the various traits and processes used by innovators, past and present. At the conclusion, participants will be inspired to apply the core principles of innovation to their own lives.
Lesson One: What is Innovation?
Help participants critically think on the needs that precede any innovation. Why is innovation necessary in our lives and the world around us?
Lesson Two: Traits of an Innovator
Are there commonalities or congruencies between innovators? Do legendary and current-day innovators share common traits? Are these traits important for success in life?
Lesson Three: Process of Innovation
Is there one set process that all innovators use to innovate? What is the relation between the process of innovation and design-thinking? How are Invention, Innovation and Discovery similar, yet different?
Lesson Four: Keys to Innovation
Can an innovative mindset be cultivated and practiced? What can we learn from some of the role model innovators?
Lesson Five: Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights and More
Is it important to protect innovation? How can we be protective of our innovative ideas yet ignite others to learn and expand from the same?
Post-Unit Student Activities
Continue to engage students with post-unit opportunities.