The Innovation Imperative: Adding Fire to the Fuel of Genius in UAE Schools?

Webb, Carol (2018) The Innovation Imperative: Adding Fire to the Fuel of Genius in UAE Schools? The 8th International Conference on The Future of Education.

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of innovation strategy prioritized globally implemented in the education sector in schools, with particular reference to the example of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Data from a 2018 qualitative survey of 12 school teachers/leaders representing 9 different UAE schools from 4 separate emirates are presented and results are discussed to elaborate the extent to which innovation is currently embedded and the impact it is currently recognized as having - as evidenced by such indices as innovation prizes, registering patents, or other indicators suggested by research participants. Key results of the survey are shared. Nine enablers and 10 barriers for innovation in schools and 6 recommendations for practice are presented. Recommendations for further research include a need for a UAE 7 emirate-wide survey. The value of longitudinal research is suggested to chart the emerging narrative of innovation in schools to capture long term impacts.

Item Type: Article
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Teacher Education
Depositing User: Carol Webb
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 11:01
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2655

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