Module 1 Explorers

Jun 18, 2019 at 12:49 AM by Honor Moorman

Reflect on your learning from Module 1 and respond to the following questions:

  • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?
  • What questions do you have about social innovation education?

Please read and respond to at least 1 of your colleagues’ reflections.

Next, you can level up to Module 1 Investigator, or jump ahead to Module 2.

9 Replies

Carolyn Brown
Sep 26, 2019 at 11:47 AM

I'm compelled by the idea that students need so-called "soft skills," like creativity and problem solving in the coming work of work, but the current school-system is ill-equipped to help students nurture these skills.  We spend so much time managing students' behavior and social needs that we're often focused on compliance and not skills.

I want to know how to implement social innovation projects into a middle school classroom with limited support from admin and even more limited funds.

Kirstin Bullington
Oct 3, 2019 at 11:54 AM

Hi Carolyn,  

I agree that everyone is referencing soft skills these days, but our current system does not really support them (if a student helps another on an assessment, that's punished instead of considering the empathy and collaboration that went into the desire to help a friend).  There are programs for directly teaching these skills, and we use one that's blended learning (Microburst Soft Skills), but of course that takes a certain number of hours away from mandated content.

Katelyn Sifford
Mar 14, 2022 at 9:29 PM

  • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?
  • I believe that collaboration and critical thinking skills are the most compelling as they truly lead to more emotionally aware individuals who are great leaders in the community. Students who have these skills are not afraid to take risks. So, soft skills are very important as they are very commonly used in the workforce but tend to be punished in the classroom as Carolyn stated.
  • What questions do you have about social innovation education?
  • My main question is how do we lead students to find new problems? Basically, how do students find these problems and how do we support them in experiencing that problem and working with it while staying on task with standards?

Brooklyn Arrowood
Mar 21, 2022 at 9:28 PM

I think that you have made really good points throughout this discussion.

Caitlin Singleton
Mar 27, 2022 at 5:13 PM

Initial Post:  I believe that critical thinking is one of the most important skills to teach to our students. Critical Thinking skills help students require students to dive deeper into the lesson. It empowers them to become independent, innovative and helps them become successful in school.  As future educators, we need to ensure that we are correcting a child's behavior but also teaching them the skills they need. 

Questions:

How would you teach your students about social innovation?  

Emily Jackson
Mar 25, 2021 at 11:28 PM

Hey class,  to me Social Innovation is important to introduce and teach to students. Showing them things we do for structure humanity has its negative outcomes. The only way it will improve if we all come together to make the positive changes ourselves. Us educators, need to teach our students humanity and ways to use their lives to impact the world positively.

What would you suggest is the best way to teach our students soc8al innovation?

After reading, Carolyn's response,  It really stuck to me when you said we should teach compliance, not skills.   

Kendra N Davis
Mar 26, 2022 at 11:33 AM

I liked your post and I think your question is completely valid. I would like to know the best way to teach our students social innovation.

Caitlin Singleton
Mar 27, 2022 at 5:14 PM

Hi Emily, 

I really enjoyed reading your post. You made a really good point about teaching the students how we can impact the world in a positive way. 

Angelica
Mar 26, 2021 at 12:08 AM

One of the aspects that I found most compelling is that anyone can be a social entrepreneur. Students are social entrepreneurs in many ways. As new generations come around they give new innovative ideas that can help the world in many ways. Not only do teachers teach students but students also teach teachers and give new ideas on how to make the content better. These are just a few of the many ways that students are social entrepreneurs without knowing it. 

One of the questions that I have for this module is how do you effectively encourage students to be confident and get their ideas out there and be a known entrepreneur.  

Christina Cassidy
May 5, 2021 at 8:36 PM

I agree , quite interesting to hear what others enjoyed also .

Alyson Hilburn
Mar 28, 2021 at 1:58 PM

One aspect of education for social innovation that I found to be most compelling so far was global competence. Allowing students to obtain deeper knowledge and understanding of other cultures and global perspectives is important within this time period. Various cultures are represented all around us. By giving our students an understanding of this during schooling, they will be more prepared for the outside world and future interactions. One question that I have about social innovation education is what is the best way, or strategy to use in order to go about teaching these skills to students. 

I agree will Carolyn that our schools today focus more on behavior within the classroom than teaching them to obtain skills that they will need in the outside world. 

Shelby
Mar 18, 2022 at 11:44 PM

I enjoyed your point about global confidence that's another great point in the module that I did not put as a key aspect. I would love to have cultural diversity become global and everyone be more understanding. 

Carrie Anne Lassiter
Mar 29, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Hello, I agree with you I also believe that students need to be able to have creativity and problem solving skills. To me social innovation is how we live in systems and that some of these systems have been left out or seriously damaged and they require novel system solution. Social innovation is the result of people to make positive changes to out system. After looking at this first video of the module I learned that if we make positive changes to our system it can reduce the vulnerability of the people and the environment that is in that system. A positive social innovation in a system will help the system grow more resilient.

Taylor Carroll
Mar 29, 2021 at 6:20 PM

One of the things that I find most compelling about education for social innovation is allowing students the opportunity to see how global citizenship and the community are engaged in their overall education. By incorporating some of the real life concepts, they understand deeper where and why things are the way they are today. 

Miranda Ferdna
Apr 3, 2021 at 11:39 PM

One of the things I find most compelled about the fact the school systems really focus on the students feelings instead of having them learn actual problem solving skills. 

I want to know what are the best tools for me to bring into the classroom to focus students to use problem solving skills. 

Christina Cassidy
May 5, 2021 at 8:36 PM

I liked how it discussed how important learning this skills are and how we use them throughout our education and in a realistic community. Each of the skills can help improve a persona behavior ,knowledge and more just by continuously practicing these. I liked how we also discussed global competence to help show students just how different our community is.

Ruth Fallen
Mar 15, 2022 at 3:08 PM

  1. What aspects of education of social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?

I believe that problem-solving and critical thinking is the most compelling as they both lead to growth in learning and grasping student attention and engagement. Students who are not proficient in problem-solving or critical thinking are more likely not to see the full aspect of the lesson he or she is learning. 

2. What questions do you have about social innovation education?

    My main question is how do we as educators introduce social innovation in our classrooms to show students how effective change can be not just individually, but as a whole?  Basically, how do I teach my students that is inevitable?

    Initial Post

    Allie Perdue
    Mar 15, 2022 at 5:57 PM

    One of the things that I found most compelling was the amount of focus there was on things like global citizenship and learning. In the world we live in today it is so connected because of things like the internet and tv, so learning about other places and cultures is not as daunting as it might have been in the past. They are definitely interesting and I am always interesting in learning more about concepts like that. 

    The main question I have about social innovation education is how do you encourage students to start small? I know from my experience working with girl scouts & similar organizations that young kids don't always understand how difficult it can be to start a really big fundraiser for their cause, etc.. Or do you just let them? The kids I've spent time around generally get the concept, but not always how to employ it. 

    Emma Bullin
    Mar 18, 2022 at 2:33 PM

    Ruth, 

    I was wondering the same thing. What will be the best way to introduce social innovation in our classrooms so that our students will fully understand how important it is?

    Katelyn Barfield
    Mar 18, 2022 at 8:43 PM

    Ruth, 

    I too stated that I felt as if problem solving is important. I think it is imperative to encourage students to think on a more deeper level rather than superficial. I feel like when I have been in a classroom environment where problem solving was encouraged it allowed for me to learn so much more. Great post Ruth!

    Daniella Balducci
    Mar 21, 2022 at 4:26 PM

    Problem solving is an vary important component. Students and teachers are faced with multiple problems each day and coming up with ways to solve them quickly is critical.

    Airen Bosher
    Apr 22, 2022 at 3:51 AM

    Hey Ruth, 

    I agree that both problems solving and critical thinking are vital as it allows the student to show growth that they can physically see.  I also loved your question, as sometimes introducing a new concept to a group of students who may not already be exposed is challenging to say the least. 

    Lawson Eudy
    Mar 15, 2022 at 5:10 PM

    • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?
    • What questions do you have about social innovation education?

    Critical thinking and problem solving skills are the most compelling because it is important for students to be able to think critically and have the skills to solve problems. These skill also help get students involved in the classroom. 

    My question is what are some classroom ideas to help students strengthen these skills?

    Will Little
    Mar 15, 2022 at 6:27 PM

    I agreed with you Lawson that critical thinking and problem solving are definitely a compelling resource to have because when students have theses qualities they are more likely to be intently involved. I think that students can strengthen these skills with a  lot of practice. 

    Will Little
    Mar 15, 2022 at 6:24 PM

    (Initial Post)

    1. What aspects of education for social innovation do you find most compelling and why?
    2. What questions do you have about social innovation education?

    - The part that I find most compelling is problem solving and critical thinking  because critical thinking allows for a large amount of thought and creativity to be able to correctly answer a question in the real world. 

    - My question is... what is the biggest impact of social innovation education in the classroom and how has it made such a large impact? 

    Allison Burrage
    Mar 15, 2022 at 11:07 PM

    Will, that is a very great question. I found collaboration and communication the most compelling but problem-solving and critical thinking are also very important. 

    cody stevenson
    Mar 21, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    will i agree with you completely that problem solving and creative thinking should be two important ones to focus on because i believe they are very important for later on in life.

    i also agree with you on the question with what impact was the biggest on classrooms with social innovation. i also would like to know.

    cody stevenson
    Mar 21, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Initial Post

    i find Problem solving and critical thinking to be the most important and most helpful in further life. using these two aapects will help you get through all problesm in life and help make things that dont make sense, understandable.

    my question would be if social innovation has been so important and made such a big impact, what is the biggest impact it has played on the school systems?

    Emma Bullin
    Mar 18, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Initial post

    I find problem solving and critical thinking the most compelling because when thinking critically you get a deeper understanding of the topic. When trying to solve a problem you can see multiple way to reach the solution. 

    My question is how do you introduce social innovation in the classroom and help student understand it?

    Katelyn Barfield
    Mar 18, 2022 at 8:40 PM

    (Initial Post)

    1. I really feel as if problem solving and offering a creative work space for students is the most compelling. I think we as educators should strive for our students to become critical and deeper thinkers and not to think on a superficial layer. This allows for them to come to conclusions on topics that they may not have ever thought of or known had we not have pushed them to think more critically or deeper. 
    2. My question would be how to not only introduce this to my future students but also how to get them interested in social innovation? 

    Stephanie R Juarez
    Mar 28, 2022 at 2:26 PM

    Hey Katelyn! I agree that problem-solving is appealing because difficulties arise frequently. Problems can occur in a variety of situations, including the job and at home. Students must, however, figure out how to resolve such situations, or they will not mature as people or learn how to move on with their lives.

    Shelby
    Mar 18, 2022 at 11:30 PM

    • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?
    • I love the idea of kids learning independently and individual based on their own skills. I believe learning should be catered to children based on what they need and not what we want. Also that not, everyone learns or understands things in the same way and some children struggle because they need to do things differently from the basic classroom perspective. 
    • I believe another important aspect to be critical thinking and problem solving as those skill are real life skills kids will use everyday. They can also bring deeper meaning to the topics at hand. 
    • What questions do you have about social innovation education?
    • What innovations do you currently see happening in education that you think will be implemented everywhere over the next few years?

    Stephanie R Juarez
    Mar 21, 2022 at 4:04 PM

    (Initial Post)

    An aspect of education for social innovation that I found to be the most compelling was global competence. Global competence piqued my interest since I believe if students learn about issues around the world they can be the ones who solve such problems. These problems include global warming and violence around the world. Worldwide issues are everyone's problem, so finding a solution should be in everyone's best interest, and it can all begin with students. One question I do have about social education is at what age and how should students be educated in global competence?

    Amarius Barnes
    Mar 23, 2022 at 7:40 PM

    (Response to Stephanie Juarez) 

    Hey Stephanie,

    I agree with you about global competence because it allows for students to be able to see the issues of the world and go out to solve these problems as you said. We need to teach students how to help the world instead of hurting it and I think that this is a wonderful way of doing such.  Your discussion board is really good, and I enjoyed reading it. 

    Thanks for reading :)

    Daniella Balducci
    Mar 21, 2022 at 4:15 PM

    • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?
      • The aspect of education for social innovation that I find the most compelling is student based learning in the 21st century. Students are all unique and have a variety of different learning styles. One of the hardest parts of teaching is catering to all the students so that they are all successful.
    • What questions do you have about social innovation education?
      • The question I have about social innovation is how do we prepare as future educators?

    Amarius Barnes
    Mar 21, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    (Initial Post)

    • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?
    • One of the aspects of social innovation that I found the most compelling so far was the Deep Learning portion because I think it motivates students to dig deeper into learning which I think school is all about. We need prompt learning where students are allowed to dig deep into learning so they can be better benefited. Deeper learning leads to more developed people I feel, they will learn to dig deeper into content for better understanding. 
    • What questions do you have about social innovation education?
    • At the moment I don't have any questions about social innovation education. I think that this module is explained the different components of social innovation as it relates to the educational world.  

      Raegan Thomas
      Mar 27, 2022 at 7:34 PM

      (Initial Post) 

      • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?

      The most compelling for me was probably the Deep Learning part and this is because the way she says students have a choice and not just that but the fact they have a voice also. I feel students voices haven't really been noticed so I feel it is good they are being noticed finally. 

      • What questions do you have about social innovation education? 

      At this moment I do not really have any questions 

      Branson
      Mar 28, 2022 at 2:44 PM

      The aspects of education for social innovation I find the most compelling are probably critical thinking and cooperation. I think I find these aspects the most compelling because critical thinking is a very important aspect of education in social innovation especially today because it's important that students are able to look a situation from different perspectives and understand different outlooks on a topic so that they can be sure to come to a conclusion with their thoughts on the subject. It is also important that students learn how to be able to cooperate and work together with others because there will always be situations where you will have to work and cooperate with others in after school.

      a question i have about social innovation education is as an educator how exactly you would teach a student how to think critically and how to cooperate with other people in order to problem solve?

      • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?
      • The aspects of social innovation that I find most compelling are the use of modern-day technologies that can help revolutionize education. For example, coding has become a popular field of study where teachers are educating their kids on the usefulness of coding and the future. As educators, how can we incorporate new social innovations into the modern-day classroom. 
      • What questions do you have about social innovation education?
      • No questions

      Airen Bosher
      Apr 22, 2022 at 3:46 AM

      (initial)


      • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find most compelling so far, and why?

      I found the aspects of deep learning and global citizenship to be the most compelling. Deep learning because it allows and reminds the students and educators that students have a voice. When their voices are heard, a wonderful community can flourish. Global citizenship can expose students to a bigger picture. It also prepares them for a future they control one day.

      •  What questions do you have about social innovation in education?

      My only question is, how would social innovation become introduced to various students, especially students who may have IEPs or other forms like that?

      Initial Post: 

       I think global competence is most compelling. I think it is the most compelling because it challenges students to go beyond just learning about local events. There are many different perspectives and culture for students to learn and understand. Everyone is different and we can only grow by learning and understanding each other. 

      My question regarding global competence is: Are there any downsides to incorporating global competences in the lesson and  how to implement global competence  into curriculum. 

      Kirstin Bullington
      Oct 3, 2019 at 11:51 AM

      What I find most compelling about education for social innovation is the emphasis on global citizenship, and that community is essential to innovation.  As an engineering teacher, I frequently run across students who assume collaboration means group projects where one person is stuck with all the work, or where they are not used to having their project products be used to solve an actual problem.  When students realize that their voices matter and that their solutions are viable, their engagement increases exponentially.  

      My main question about social innovation is how to explain to others that this is not an extra thing we're being asked to do, but that it leads to engagement.  I can share articles and examples from my classes, in terms of what's worked for me, but the response I get often is that it won't work in another environment.  I want to be a better advocate for global education and innovation.

      Cortney
      Mar 25, 2021 at 9:13 AM

      Hi, Kirstin! I love how you added your own experience. I certainly feel students perceive the idea of collaboration in a negative light because, as you stated, they think of group projects. I believe teachers need to work on expanding the idea of collaboration in the classroom through different activities like virtual meetings with experts or something of that sort.

      Emily King
      Mar 25, 2021 at 2:24 PM

      Hey Kirstin! I loved your initial post and how you touch on your own experience in the classroom. I do think back to when i was a younger student that when teacher made us do collaborations one student felt they were stuck doing all the work. I do agree that when students see that their voices do matter and that they have great ideas just like their peers thats when maximized learning and understanding takes place. 

      Angelica
      Mar 25, 2021 at 11:44 PM

      Hi Kirstin, I totally agree with your statement that global citizenship and community are essential. Being a current student I believe that most of the time group projects do go the way you have mention. Some students do not know the content or are not confident with what they know so they leave the work to their students. I believe that teaching students global citizenship and community can help everyone participate.

      Sandra Holshouser
      Mar 28, 2021 at 1:49 PM

      Kristin,

      I do agree with your statement that global citizenship and community are essential.

      Taylor Carroll
      Mar 29, 2021 at 6:21 PM

      I think that sharing articles that contain examples is a great idea!

      Miranda Ferdna
      Apr 3, 2021 at 11:41 PM

      I do agree that students feel more pressured in a group setting when they have to do all of the work. The work needs to be evenly divided and the teacher needs to realize that they are students who will not put the effort in like the other students. This can be really difficult for the other students. 

      Katelyn Sifford
      Mar 15, 2022 at 2:37 PM

      I like that you specify what collaboration means as it is not a group project where someone does all of the work. Working together is only one part of collaboration Students must realize that everyone's voice matters as well.

      Lawson Eudy
      Mar 15, 2022 at 5:14 PM

      Expanding on the word collaboration is important because like you mentioned most students assume group projects and someone gets stuck doing the work. Everyone should be able to contribute to the project.

      Paula Almond
      Mar 23, 2021 at 7:43 PM

      An aspect of education for social innovation I find compelling is Global Citizenship, more specifically the community engagement.  This access allows students to engage with local, regional and global organizations where they can address real-world problems and opportunities as service leaders and partners. It can then be carried on to a possible Environmental Stewardship, because the school would be a part of a community-wide environmental program that included initiatives.

      My question is, where to we begin? A lot of the information provided seemed to focus on the older students, what about the younger?

      Katie
      Mar 24, 2021 at 3:23 PM

      Paula, I also was intrigued by the section of Global Citizenship. I love the idea of students becoming invloved with their communities to explore problems that are relevant to them and where they live. 

      Katie
      Mar 24, 2021 at 3:34 PM

      (I can't find how to make my own post, so I am having to post my own thoughts to the initial questions through this comment)

      An aspect I found compelling was Global Competence. It is important that students are taught from a young age to appreciate and respect cultures that are different from their own.  Allowing students the opportunities to engage with their commmunity and identify intercultural issues will help them develop an understanding and appreciation of the differences.

      My question is, how do you get your school involved? Teaching this in just one class will not have nearly the same impact as if it was school wide.

      Kathryn Guyette
      Mar 25, 2021 at 11:13 AM

      I also thought the global competencies was compelling. It is so interesting the impacts students can have within ones society just through deeper thinking and being innovative. I agree with your questions, what about the younger students?

      Landon Orrand
      Mar 26, 2021 at 10:31 PM

      I also enjoyed learning about global citizenship! So, where do we begin? I remember when I was in elementary school, we had firemen, policemen, and even park rangers come and speak to us about their role in the community. My class LOVED this! I think this is a great start for educators. You get the community involved, and the children enjoy it! 

      Paula Almond
      Mar 24, 2021 at 7:42 PM

      Hi Katie,

      I was interested in Global Competence as well. I agree, teaching students from a young age to respect diverse cultures is so important. I really like your question, it seems we are on the same page of getting schools involved. Teaching one class is important but the impact if it was school wide would be far greater.

      Paula

      Cortney
      Mar 25, 2021 at 9:09 AM

      (My initial reply; not a response to the above comment)

      The aspects to education for innovation I find most compelling is the emphasis on collaboration, creativity, and critical-thinking. Students first need to build these skills, but once they do, they can apply them to their community. We can begin to introduce these ideas of different cultures, environmental issues, etc. to kids at a younger age through collaboration and creative activities. Thus, when they enter their high school years, or even middle school years, they can take action.

      My question is, how do we get our community (students, staff, parents) to back this idea of social innovation? As one of the videos mentioned, not everyone will be on board with certain ideas, so how do we work with that?

      Jason Ritter
      Mar 26, 2021 at 11:57 AM

      I certainly feel students perceive the idea of collaboration in a negative light because, as you stated, they think of group projects. I believe teachers need to work on expanding the idea of collaboration in the classroom through different activities like virtual meetings with experts or something of that sort.

      Kathryn Guyette
      Mar 25, 2021 at 11:11 AM

      (Initial post)

      I found it compelling about the global competencies and the soft skills as they are skills that collaborate and work together.  Once a student understands and can apply soft skills, they have the ability to interact globally within their community. Schools and teachers need to begin to introduce soft skills and how to use them in real-world situations instead of being compliant within the classroom. Communication and collaboration are essential to succeed within society. 

      My question is, how do we get teachers equipped to be able to teach these skills and social innovations if they themselves do not get taught them? 

      Emily King
      Mar 25, 2021 at 2:20 PM

      (Initial post)

      The ideas I found most compelling pertaining to social innovation were the idea of soft skills and the affects of collaboration.  When students use soft skills a new world of education is open to them. They will be able to interact globally with online peers.  What was also compelling to me was the affects of collaboration.  Collaboration encourages students to engage in great meaningful and educational discussions. 

      My questions is, how do we as educators get parents/ caregivers on board with new technologies and social innovations? 

      Jason Ritter
      Mar 26, 2021 at 11:57 AM

      (Initial Post)

      What I find most fascinating about social innovation is the importance on global social responsibility, and that all citizens are essential to global innovation. When students realize that they have a voice and are involved in their education the outcomes will be greater.

      My main question about social innovation is how to explain it to the rest of the world.  We may be teaching it to the current generation of students and the generations that follow, but what about the student’s parents and the generations before them, how do we get those generations involved?

      Landon Orrand
      Mar 26, 2021 at 10:27 PM

      (Initial Post) Landon Orrand

      Personally, I think global competence is most compelling. I love the idea that students go beyond just learning about local events. I think students should go beyond this and look at how the world connects back to them. There are so many unique perspectives and culture for students to learn about. We as humans learn from one another because we are different. 

      My question regarding global competence is: How do we as educators implement global competence  into curriculum. Many schools have guidelines when it comes to content, so where do you all see global competence fitting in?

        Sandra Holshouser
        Mar 28, 2021 at 12:10 PM

        Landon,

        I do agree with you, students should go beyond in learning on how the world connects. We can learn from one another cause we are all different. I would like to learn more about our guidelines as well.

        Sandra Holshouser
        Mar 28, 2021 at 6:48 PM

        Hi Class,

        I think social innovation is good, it allows people to come together as a group to support changes. without this we have so many problems. Students need in deep learning about global competence, it will help them better understand the different cultures.  I would love to know our guidelines on how far we can go with the teaching of other cultures.

        Katie
        Mar 29, 2021 at 10:11 AM

        An aspect I found compelling was Global Competence. It is important that students are taught from a young age to appreciate and respect cultures that are different from their own.  Allowing students the opportunities to engage with their commmunity and identify intercultural issues will help them develop an understanding and appreciation of the differences.

        My question is, how do you get your school involved? Teaching this in just one class will not have nearly the same impact as if it was school wide.

        Kendall Mauldin
        Mar 29, 2021 at 3:05 PM

        I agree with you that it would be so much more impactful if we were to find ways to get the entire school involved in the goal of social innovation. I think one way to help do this school wide would be to try and communicate among educators and find a common goal and plan to implement. 

        Kendall Mauldin
        Mar 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM

        I love the aspect that we are teaching people who will one day change the world. Social innovation is all about the ability to see the problems and discover the solutions. As educators we are the direct link to teaching students how to find the solutions to these problems. 

        My question is how do we start to implement social innovation into the classroom?

        Amy Haynes
        Mar 14, 2022 at 4:28 PM

        Hi Kendall,

        I agree, teachers are a direct link to teaching students how to find solutions to problems. First, I feel as though the way to implement social innovation into the classroom is by developing clubs or organizations within the school (provided that upper management agrees) to have students look at problems and figure out ways, through trial and error, to incorporate into an active learner and communicator. 

        Amy Haynes
        Mar 14, 2022 at 4:22 PM

        (Initial post)

        Innovation, in the aspects of education, sets aside the emphasis on direct and indirect learning through collaboration, critical thinking skills, and creating an environment that steps outside the normal constructs of teaching to allow students to explore which ways they learn best. Students can learn these innovations through research, global communication, community outreaches, and learning different cultural views. This will lead to students taking actions within their own communities to offer services that require action. 

        How do "we" as a society encourage others to incorporate social innovation?

        Understanding that others do not have the same opinion, what ways can we work towards incorporating a greater need?

        Ruth Fallen
        Mar 15, 2022 at 3:11 PM

        I totally agree with you Amy.  Innovation allows for things to be different and to allow students to explore with their own creativity. 

        Allison Burrage
        Mar 15, 2022 at 11:06 PM

        • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why? I believe that collaboration and communication skills are the most compelling. It is important for students to collaborate and learn how to socialize with students in class because everyone has a voice. Communication is also very important because students need to know it's ok to express their feelings. 
        • What questions do you have about social innovation education? How can we expect teachers to teach social innovation to students when they haven't been taught social innovation. 

        Victoria Abernathy
        Mar 17, 2022 at 11:38 PM

        • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?

        I feel that the most compelling part of social innovation is the idea of a new way of thinking and teaching in our current society. I saw a document that showed one of the top three important qualities to have in todays workforce is Creativity. This absolutely shocked me since in 2015 Creativity was one of the least important things. This alone shows that society has changed so much since we were in grade school, and as educators we need to be prepared to be flexible and innovative with our lesson plans and students. 

        • What questions do you have about social innovation education?

        How are we supposed to promote social innovation in such strict educational settings? Especially those with a lack of resources/equipment.

        Kendra N Davis
        Mar 26, 2022 at 11:32 AM

        (Initial Post) 

        • I think it is important that we do allow students to have a significant amount of input based on their learning styles. I also think it is important that we do try to change this world, rather it be by helping one person or many. 

          • I do not have any questions regarding the social innovation education at this time.

          Victoria Abernathy
          Mar 17, 2022 at 11:41 PM

          Amy, I completely agree with you. It is so important to understand that everyone thinks differently. You put it perfectly when you said that It is so important to understand that students need to know what works best for them, and move on from there. I love that you provided examples of how students can practice social innovation in their research as well. 

          Brooklyn Arrowood
          Mar 21, 2022 at 9:27 PM

          Hello, I didn't realize how important it is for students to be able to have an input in their education. A huge thing that needs to be taught in schools is problem-solving skills. It is so important for children to know how to handle certain situations. Social innovation is a way that we live in systems and that some of them will be left out. This is also a way that the results of people make changes to the system. The result in making will help to reduce the vulnerability in the system and the people involved.

          Jacob Miller
          Mar 24, 2022 at 5:54 PM

          Initial post

          • What aspects of education for social innovation do you find the most compelling so far, and why?  The aspect of education for social innovation that I find the most compelling is global competency.  I like how it is educating students about things past only their school or only their town.  Being globally educated gives students a look at what is happening all around the planet.
          • What questions do you have about social innovation education?  What are the best ways to promote social innovation as a teacher?

          Reply

          Brooklyn, I really liked what you said about how important it is to learn problem-solving skills.  Students need these skills to help them translate to the real world.