Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning

Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning

The realization that there is no right answer led college graduate, Sam Porter, to understand the power of applied learning as a young entrepreneur. He talked to Knowledge Without Borders™ about his innovative and entrepreneurial project at Brandeis and its impact

Technology of the Future and Design Thinking

Technology of the Future and Design Thinking

Imagine a future where tiny robots carry medicine directly to a cancer tumor in the body, completely destroying the tumor with no toxic side effects. That is the promise of nanotechnology as applied to medicine and biotechnology — a new

Creativity is the Nature of Science

Creativity is the Nature of Science

Wading through the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), one cannot help but notice the references to creativity.   The NGSS guide us along the paths of eight understandings about the nature of science, one of which is “Science is a

Creativity and Education

Creativity and Education

In January 2014, the family of jazz great Max Roach donated his papers to the Library of Congress.  One of the items on display was his childhood report card.  Roach was a D student in music!  Those Ds, however, did

Connecting College to Workforce Needs

Connecting College to Workforce Needs

As workforce demands for highly skilled workers accelerate, it is essential for higher education institutions to partner with the private sector …

Characteristics of Creative People

Characteristics of Creative People

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his landmark study, Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, identified several prominent characteristics of creative people  He defines creativity as “any act, idea or product that changes an existing domain (e.g., science, art, music), or that transforms an

Innovation Spurred by STEM

Innovation Spurred by STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is a critical component in the education of all students that contributes to economic vitality in a borderless global society.  Top math and science performer Singapore, as measured by PISA (Programme for International

Project-based Learning Excites & Engages

Project-based Learning Excites & Engages

Here’s an example of how U.S. high schools can change their approach to teaching and learning: Napa New Technology High School encourages students to learn through collaboration with business and emphasizes a project-based approach to teaching and learning. Indeed, some