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Developmental education for innovation: lessons from an experience in Kenya

Adwera, Andrew; Hanlin, Rebecca and Johnson, Hazel (2013). Developmental education for innovation: lessons from an experience in Kenya. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 6(3) pp. 244–261.

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Abstract

Promoting innovation through education is a challenge for both advanced industrial and developing economies. The linkages between public and private investment in education, the kind of education that is needed and sources of social and economic dynamism are all-important. These linkages are particularly challenging in the Global South, where many types of dynamism and social need are ‘below the radar’. This is the backdrop to a practice-based project that used training in technology policy and innovation research to promote employability and innovation capability in key sectors in Kenya. We use findings from surveys, interviews, workshops and stakeholder meetings to rethink the role of education and training in supporting innovation that focuses on social need. We contribute to debate by arguing for a developmental education system based on a multi-sector and multi-organisational approach, and which combines different types of education, training and learning in collaboration with public and private sector enterprise.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Inderscience
ISSN: 1753-1942
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetBritish Council funded the original project but not this publication
Keywords: Kenya; science, technology and innovation studies; reflective practitioners; critical thinking; education and training; developmental education system
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
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Item ID: 36259
Depositing User: Hazel Johnson
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 14:35
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 19:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36259
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