Faculty, students, and alumni have authored much of the current edition of Technology and Innovation (Vol. 20, No. 3). This issue explores the interdisciplinary topic of “Invention Education,” and seeks to remedy a lack of attention on active support for developing young inventors by focusing on the structure, execution and results of local and national invention education efforts from primary school through higher education. It also, as described in the alumni-authored opening editorial, “explores ways educators are designing and making available to diverse groups of people opportunities to learn the processes, practices, and ways of thinking like inventors.” Learn more about the “Invention Education” edition of Technology and Innovation here.
Articles by Gevirtz School related authors are as follows:
- The opening editorial “Invention Education: Preparing The Next Generation of Innovators” by alumnus Stephanie Couch, alumnus Audra Skukauskaite, and emerita Judith L. Green.
- The article “Culturally Relevant Science: Incorporating Visualizations and Home Culture in an Invention-Oriented Middle School Science Curriculum” by Deoksoon Kim, Eunhye Cho, alumnus Stephanie Couch, and Mike Barnett.
- The article “Inventing with Maker Education in High School Classrooms” by alumnus Levi C. Maaia.
- The article “Invention Education and the Developing Nature of High School Students’ Construction of an ‘Inventor’ Identity” by alumnus Stephanie Couch, alumnus Audra Skukauskaite, and Leigh B. Estabrooks.
- The article “Developing a Navy Workforce Program: An Interactional Ethnographic Analysis” by student Noreen Balos, Maria Teresa Napoli, and emerita Judith L. Green.
Technology and Innovation, edited and published by the National Academy of Inventors, is a forum for presenting information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences, with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation.