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Innovation in Education vs Education in Innovation

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Never before in history has innovation been more critical for nations and organizations than right now. - much more than in Africa and Nigeria! Looking back the history and culture, innovation and the culture of innovation has never been included in education from primary through secondary and university level.

It’s become imperative that we do something about this in every aspect of our lives and culture beginning with education and the education curriculum of our country and continent. This must cover formal and informal education in its scope because the price we have been praying is way too hard for too many people.

We realize now it’s both Innovation in Eduction and Education in Innovation as well as a culture of innovation that we need. As a result of the coronavirus there is a lot of emphasis right now in innovation in education however there is very little if any of cultivating a mindset of innovation.

In a phone call sometime ago with Efosa Ojomo, one of the co- authors of the paradigm changing book - The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty, written with Clayton Christensen, Harvard’s superstar on disruptive innovation, and Karen Dillon.

Efosa Ojomo, is one of Harvard University’s fast-rising thinkers on innovation and development I told him how the book brought a unique perspective and for me made all the other Clayton Christensen books into new perspective. As much as the book address global and national issues it’s principles need to broken down into parts as a curriculum for every tier of education and every level of society!

We are looking at implementation of the culture of innovation and a curriculum of innovation in our formal and informal education platforms very similar to Stephen R. Covey’s book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People which has “The Leader in Me” for kids, 7 Highly Effective Teens, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Marriage & 7 Habits of Highy Effective Families

We believe we need to collectively create using this classic book Paradox of Prosperity, Innovators DNA by Clayton Christensen, Hal B. Gregersen, and Jeff Dyer and other relevant contextual materials including Grassroots Innovation by Anil K Gupta and Blue Ocean Shift by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgn to create both formal and informal education tracks to help small business and our institutions bring innovation back into our culture taking advantage of technology and how we can leverage it to help build and solve problems.

We have on this site a forum for Education and would continue to publish and receive inputs for the way forward. This is an invitation to you to be a part of this by identifying with us, contributing your quota and raising volunteers to champion this cause.

Join our community and contribute your ideas - The future is here and we already late! -

Francis Madojemu


Innovation Kitchen NG

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