Share Paper: Educational Innovation and its Relationship with Teacher Education

  1. Cory Gleasman, Tennessee Tech University, United States
  2. Todd Cherner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
  3. Alex Fegely, Coastal Carolina University, United States
  4. Tugba Boz, University of Georgia, United States
Wednesday, March 31 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Room 1

Abstract: Educational innovation is a term swirling around higher education. Researching and teaching innovative educational practices is not new, however it seems that higher education institutions are viewing educational innovation as a standalone specialty discipline. Educational innovation and entrepreneurship programs are surfacing in colleges of education across the country. Educational innovation logically seems to be the amalgamation of various educational disciplines and ideologies. The combination of design, creativity, content, technology, etc. is at the center of innovative educational practice. Due to this complexity, educators, administrators, curriculum developers, researchers, and prospective students are left with the question, “What is educational innovation?” Due ...