What Motivates Innovators? ft. Terry Soleas

Eleftherios (Terry) Soleas is a PhD graduate of the faculty of education at Queens where he is an assistant adjunct professor in the professional masters of education program teaching the Capstone project and Innovative Curriculum planning courses. He also works as an Education Researcher in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queens.

In this conversation, we take a look at Terry’s PhD research on Innovation: “What Factors and Experiences Motivate Innovators? An Expectancy-Value-Cost Approach to Promoting Student Innovation”

We talk about the definition of innovation, teaching innovative thinking and the importance of seeing innovation as an issue of justice and equity.

Follow Terry’s work on Twitter: @ESoleas

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Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.