Innovation for the Education Sector (InnovEd) is a project organized by the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Scientific Research and Tertiary Education and the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD). The objective is to promote and instil creative, critical and innovative thinking among students. InnovEd aims to evoke and foster creativity in schools which will better prepare students for further education and employment. InnovEd will target all Secondary schools and MITD Centers in Mauritius and Rodrigues.
For the 2019 edition of InnovEd, NPCC will again build on the theory of Multiple Intelligences along with themes targeting the creative industries, that is:
- Interactive Media
- Cultural Heritage
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts and Craft
- Languages & Publishing
The new elements for implementation of InnovEd 2019 are (1) an Innovation Club at the school level, (2) a MasterClass on Innovation in Education and (3) a CREAThon to convert selected prototypes developed in Innovation Clubs into products/services with assistance from Experts as described in the figure below:
Innovation Clubs will be set up and managed by schools. NPCC will provide online training. An Innovation Club (“Club”) will serve on the one hand as a think tank on creativity and innovation and on the other hand, will provide a framework for students to develop their skills in creativity and innovation. A MasterClass on Innovation in Education will be also organized to provide higher level training to facilitators promoting Innovation at the School level.
InnovEd projects will be submitted by students in the form of prototypes through their Innovation Clubs. The prototypes will be further improved by Experts in a CREAThon. The CREAThon will be a full day event involving a pool of Experts to assist each team to further develop the prototypes into product or services.
Recognition will be given to Schools to celebrate marketable products or services.
- Registration of Innovation Clubs: Feb 2019 (Completed)
- Innovation Club Operational: Feb - May 2019 (Completed)
- Assessment of projects: June 2019 (Completed)
- CREAThon: June 2019 (Completed)
- InnovEd Award Ceremony: July 2019 (Completed)