3 Areas Where Having “The Innovator’s Mindset” is Crucial

George Couros, Jan 09, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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George Couros discusses three key areas on an innovator's mindset: entrepreneurial spirit, ethical citizen, and empowered learner. The first is a bit of a tautology if you accept the current definition of innovation. But the latter two are important. 'Ethical citizen' involves "humility, fairness and open-mindedness... respect, empathy and compassion; and ... teamwork, collaboration and communication." And the last requires one "who thinks critically and makes discoveries; who uses technology to learn, innovate, communicate, and discover." Of course all of these constitute much more that mere innovation. They are required for citizenship generally.

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