Sunday, July 27, 2014

This article describes a study conducted by a research team at Syracuse University’s Center for
Digital Literacy, in collaboration with the Connecticut Invention Convention, investigating the
attitudes toward innovation activities, motivational supports, and information needs of young
innovators in grade 4–8 as they progressed through the innovation process. Implications of this
initial research are that school librarians have an opportunity to (1) provide “innovation
spaces” that foster curiosity and exploration within their libraries and (2) become role models
or “innovation mentors” to all students, supporting their motivational and information needs
throughout the innovation process.Small, Ruth V. (2014).  The Motivational and Information Needs of Young Innovators: Stimulating Student Creativity and Inventive Thinking.School Library Research.

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