ERIC Number: EJ1223126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing First-Year Students' Innovation Capacities
Selznick, Benjamin S.; Mayhew, Matthew J.
Review of Higher Education, v42 n4 p1607-1634 Sum 2019
This study examines the influence of collegiate environments and experiences on students' innovation capacity development. Drawing on a longitudinal sample of 528 first-year undergraduates from seven institutions in North America, we suggest that college can promote innovation capacities over and above students' personality traits, entering characteristics, and pre-test scores. Specifically, taking innovation-related coursework, having positive interactions with faculty, exposing students to assessments that encourage argumentation, and supporting students' career trajectories were influential. Discussion and implications for postsecondary educators are provided, emphasizing the need to include all students in innovation-related efforts.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Innovation, College Environment, Personality Traits, Student Characteristics, Teacher Student Relationship, Persuasive Discourse, Capacity Building, Student Development, Influences, Active Learning, Career Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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