Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators

Open-Ended Activities to Support Global Thinking

Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators

Children need a broad view of the world to better work with others and achieve academic success. That means being able to see many perspectives, listen to others, and share their own ideas and perceptions. Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators aims to prepare the next generation of global citizens with simple activities that start with identifying different perspectives and then challenge them to notice what they perceive. The themes in Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators are meant to ask children to notice relationships, investigate same and different, use perceptions to develop inductive and deductive reasoning, and evaluate their processes and thinking. All of this in the context of fun songs, games and activities. This book is organized differently than the traditional activity book, which is divided into sections by skill or curriculum area. Instead, it is divided into four major themes that walk children through increasing understandings of their place in the world. Literacy, math, science, motor skills, and social skills are woven into each theme.

Internationalizing Early Childhood Curriculum

Foundations of Global Competence

Internationalizing Early Childhood Curriculum

Internationalizing Early Childhood Curriculum empowers teachers and directors to internationalize their curriculums around the world in their own unique and culturally specific ways. Serving as a guide and catalyst for thinking about curriculum in our interconnected world, this book explores how young children learn about the world and describes how children develop intercultural understanding, including how their teachers transform to expand their own global awareness and citizenship. Stories from actual classroom curriculum projects are featured, as well as suggested strategies and stages for the process of implementation. Exploring the implications for teacher education and professional development, this book gives readers the tools they need to bring internationalization into their own programs. Designed to apply to formal and informal early childhood centers across the spectrum, Internationalizing Early Childhood Curriculum is essential reading for professional developers and trainers, as well as classroom teachers, directors, policy-makers and NGO professionals providing early childhood services in the U.S. and around the world.

Mantra Design - Innovate, Buy or Die!

Discover the Secrets for Profitable and Lasting Innovation

Mantra Design - Innovate, Buy or Die!

Mantra Design – Innovate, Buy or Die! reveals the secrets for the identification of your customer’s unmet needs including how best to introduce profitable and lasting innovation solutions. Dana’s first book describes the effective application of leadership mantras combined with his 30 years of experience and an impressive track record of revenue generation provides the foundation for an easy to understand methodology that highlights the power of true innovation leadership. The resultant second creation is the definitive innovation leadership guide book for every new product development professional aspiring to introduce premium priced, patent protected, market share leading products.

7 Sutras of Innovation

7 Sutras of Innovation

Stories of Scale-ups that are Transforming India Foreword by Harsh Mariwala Behind-the-scenes stories from some of India’s thriving scale-ups In 7 Sutras of Innovation, Nikhil Inamdar tracks the journeys of eight organizations that have scaled up to become top players in their own fields. The book distills seven universal and powerful sutras that are common to their success stories as they made the critical transition from being start-ups to scale-ups. The organizations covered inside are Marico Innovation Foundation’s ‘Innovation for India’ award winners for heralding breakthrough innovations across business and social sectors. These organizations are highly diverse in terms of sectors, products, business models and operations. However, what’s common among them is that they have achieved outstanding results with speed, scale and sustainability. The organizations featured are: Tonbo Imaging • Goonj • Rivigo • ISRO • Forus Health • Agastya International Foundation • The Better India • St. Judes About the Author NIKHIL INAMDAR is a senior journalist and bestselling author living in Mumbai. He was previously a news anchor with NDTV. His writings have appeared in a range of illustrious global and local publications. Reviews “A valuable addition to the global innovation knowledge base.” DR. R.A. MASHELKAR, FRS, Padma Vibhushan “In the future, innovation will more and more be about scaling clever solutions to issues—about solving human problems with impact. And that is what this book is about.” R. GOPALAKRISHNAN, Author & Corporate Advisor, Member of the Governing Council of Marico Innovation Foundation “I would recommend this read to anyone but especially the next generation of innovators the country is nurturing.” RAJIV BAJAJ, MD, Bajaj Auto Ltd.

Chemistry Education

Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends

Chemistry Education

Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 Award This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and education experts cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping a more sustainable future. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, the current challenges and opportunities posed by chemistry education are critically discussed, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include best practices, project-based education, blended learning and the role of technology, including e-learning, and science visualization. Hands-on recommendations on how to optimally implement innovative strategies of teaching chemistry at university and high-school levels make this book an essential resource for anybody interested in either teaching or learning chemistry more effectively, from experience chemistry professors to secondary school teachers, from educators with no formal training in didactics to frustrated chemistry students.

The Presidential report of Korea

statistical review of the Roh Moo-hyun administration (2003-2006)

The Presidential report of Korea


Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation?

Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies

Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation?

Across Europe, regional development agencies (RDAs) have become a central feature of regional policy, both as innovative policy-makers and as the implementers of programmes and initiatives originating from the national or European level. By drawing on a combination of conceptual reflection, surveys, comparative research, and systematic use of critical case studies, this book provides a new point of reference by identifying key features of the current, and, indeed next, generation of regionally-based economic development organisations.

Next Generation Management Development

The Complete Guide and Resource

Next Generation Management Development

This innovative, comprehensive, and fully integrated management development program provides a vehicle for enabling managers and leaders to participate more effectively in their organization′s OD processes. The concepts, models, tools, and other materials have been used successfully to train managers, leaders, and MD/OD personnel in organizations such as IBM, AT&T, Kraft, Baxter Labs, Sears, Caterpiller, and the U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force. The accompanying CD–ROM contains customizable tools for OD consultants and facilitators as well as additional chapter material.

The Innovator's Guide to Growth

Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work

The Innovator's Guide to Growth

More than a decade ago, Clayton Christensen's breakthrough book The Innovator's Dilemma illustrated how disruptive innovations drive industry transformation and market creation. Christensen's research demonstrated how growth-seeking incumbents must develop the capability to deflect disruptive attacks and seize disruptive opportunities. In The Innovator's Guide to Growth, Scott Anthony, Mark Johnson, Joseph Sinfield, and Elizabeth Altman take the subject to the next level: implementation. The authors explain how to create this crucial capability for unlocking disruption's transformational power. With a foreword by Christensen, this book provides a set of market-proven tools and approaches to innovation that have been honed through fieldwork with innovative companies like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Intel, Motorola, SAP, and Cisco Systems. The book shows you how to: Follow a market-proven process -- so your company can reliably create blockbuster businesses Create structures, systems, and metrics -- so the disruptive innovations that will power your firm's future growth receive the funding and personnel needed to succeed Create a common language of disruptive innovation -- so managers can reach consensus around counterintuitive courses of action Incisive and practical, this book helps your company take the steps necessary to benefit from disruption -- instead of being eclipsed by it.

Nurturing Science-based Ventures

An International Case Perspective

Nurturing Science-based Ventures

This book includes over 30 real-life, up-to-date, award-winning case studies in scientific fields such as biotechnology, biomedicine, high-tech engineering and information technology. The case studies are arranged in modules that track the typical life cycle of creating and growing a new venture, which presents a comprehensive picture of entrepreneurial activities. The text is written in a language and style that managers will appreciate.