The selection of 96 of the best practical examples of innovation in education around the world was organized by Porvir, in partnership with three organizations with experience of research into, and dissemination of, educational innovation in different countries: Edsurge (USA), Innovation Unit (United Kingdom) and WISE. Specialists from these institutions suggested examples of different geographic origins and areas of expertise – from day to day experiences in classrooms to changes in government policy that cover public educational systems. The themes varied from the application of technology in lesson plans to classroom set-up and construction.
The aim of the list is to serve as a source of knowledge and information, so that educators, public policy creators and entrepreneurs around the world are able to implement creative practices in the context of their own educational environments.
On the site welcome page there is a filter containing the main criteria used to classify the innovations presented by InnoveEdu, allowing the user to choose what type of innovation he or she would like to see (disruptive or incremental), the location where the innovation takes place (at school, in the community, at home, online) and which tendencies are covered (21st Century Schools, Personalized Learning, Hands-on Learning, Community Based Learning, New Credentials).
Below that, short information packs are provided for each case, which include the name of the project, its country of origin, a small description and a photo. All the projects are listed randomly on the welcome page of the site. If the user applies the filter, only those projects included in the categories selected will be displayed.
On the upper menu of the welcome page, there is also a link to a page with information about InnoveEdu’s partners, and another which describes the ideas behind the tendencies dealt with in the material. In addition, there is a search field for terms contained in the texts.
After clicking on the experiences, a complete description of the innovation will appear, with the problem to be resolved, the solutions presented, and the results achieved. A graphic in the right hand column will give an overall vision of the project, showing the level of technology that is used, the number of people affected and the age of those who benefited, and the stage of implementation of the project. Below this are links to the definitions of the tendencies related to the case. Other external references (texts, news articles, videos) are suggested in the Find Out More box.
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