Teaching the Whole Child

 Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Spotlight on
Informal Science
Nominate a Leader
PBL Workshops
Meet the Board
The Whole Child
Mountains to the Sea

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® is committed to promoting a whole-child approach to education through STEM and invention education.


As the world economy continues its steady transition from the Information Age into the Conceptual Age — “an era where the development of knowledge, understanding and application of information is key”18— to best prepare our children of today to become the innovators of tomorrow, many educators and policymakers have promoted a “whole-child” approach to learning. According to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), a whole-child approach to education “is an effort to transition from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long-term development and success of all children.”19 To this end, this leading organization has established five principles that define this type of education: THE FIVE PRINCIPALS OF A WHOLE-CHILD EDUCATION

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