Intellectual Property (IP) is at the core of every innovative and creative business.
Many young innovators and creators will leave school or university to take up careers in industries that rely on the creation of IP and will go on to develop businesses founded on their own inventiveness and creativity.
A basic understanding of IP is therefore a key life skill.
Despite this, IP is too often ignored in our education system. For us, ensuring that the next generation is equipped with the knowledge it needs to succeed in a competitive world and is motivated to respect the effort others have invested in developing new products, images or music is a key priority within our wider outreach work to build IP awareness.
Our Think Kit resource is designed to help teachers of GCSE or NVQ Business Studies, Media Studies, Design Technology or Music get their students thinking about innovation and creativity.
The resource includes detailed lesson plans for each subject, backed up by case study materials that put IP issues in a real-life context for students to get them thinking about how they would feel if their ideas were copied.
Here’s what people are saying about Think Kit:
“The toolkit can help to convey the messages that everyone can innovate, creativity has value, ownership should be respected and innovation and creativity can be linked to financial reward and are fun and exciting”.
See more at: http://crackingideas.com/third_party/Think+Kit
Three detailed hour-long lesson plans for each subject, backed by case study materials that put IP issues in a relevant context for your students. Get them thinking about how they'd feel if their ideas were copied - and use enterprise scenarios to explore the commercial side of innovation.
We'll be distributing free curriculum-linked teaching resources to help you explain and explore IP across a range of subjects at stand F440 suitable for schools and children aged 4 to 16 years of age.
We hope to see you there!