The Identification and Measurement of Innovative Characteristics of Young People

The Tool measures the skills needed for innovation.The Tool measures five generic skills that underpin innovative behavior and form a set of attributes clearly linked to the innovation
process:
• Creativity (imagination, connecting ideas,
tackling and solving problems, curiosity);
• Self-efficacy (self belief, self assurance, self
awareness, feelings of empowerment, social
confidence);
• Energy (drive, enthusiasm, motivation, hard
work, persistence and commitment);
• Risk-propensity (a combination of risk
tolerance and the ability to take calculated
risks); and
• Leadership (vision and the ability to mobilize
commitment).
The skills were identified through a literature review and through testing the concepts with separate focus groups of young people and teachers from different disciplines in schools and colleges in Greater London and Hampshire.

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Location: UK

Groups: Youth
Keywords: AttitudesCreativeInnovativeMeasurement ToolSkillsYouth DefinitionYouth InnovationMentorship Relationship