Understanding the concept of innovation is a key step in developing students’ innovation literacy. In this activity, students identify key aspects of what’s involved in innovation and illustrate these with examples from our innovation content.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • list key aspects of innovation (idea, process, outcome, creating value)
  • discuss each of these aspects in relation to the development of a product
  • retell the story of the development of a product, focusing on the key aspects of innovation.

The activity involves thinking, reasoning and explaining and can be adapted to fit class ability and interests. It can be modified to explore any innovative product.

You can read more about unpacking inovation in this article.

Download the Word file for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handout.
Published 24 February 2014