Book of the Week: Creating Innovators
“The world no longer cares how much you know; the world cares about what you can do with what you know.” – Tony Wanger
This week we feature Tony Wanger’s latest book, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, recommended by Irshat Madyarov, assistant professor and MA TEFL program chair at AUA’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
In a world becoming increasingly virtual, creativity is becoming diluted and often times lost due to the oversaturation of information from the Internet. Tony Wanger provides an insightful look into these fundamental and provides unique and inspirational solutions to address this global issue.
Wanger’s book looks into creating the right environment and conditions–in today’s modern world–for raising young people who are innovative, caring and empowered to make the world a better place.
Creating Innovators underscores the important role of educators and parents who need to show that there is value in “out the box” thinking. This type of thinking, Wagner says, is developed when we focus the educational attention of young people on play, passion, and purpose in order to foster creativity. It is with this creativity that the world will change, innovate and evolve, according to him.