Why Creating Innovators matters

May 1st, 2012

We used to worry that schools were inadequate for the late 20th Century: that a system built around an agrarian calendar and 19th century ideas, was insufficient. Today, the disruptive impact of technology, information and globalization have once again transformed our society. And, as we move into the second decade of the 21st Century, we are still bogged down with some of the same 19th century ideas. Quite simply, do we have the momentum and energy to reach escape velocity from these old paradigms.

Now, Tony Wagner, founder of Harvard's Change Leadership Group and the author of The Global Achievement Gap, gives us education 3.0 in Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World.

My conversation with Tony Wagner: