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Charles Leadbeater

Innovation and creativity expert

Charles Leadbeater is an associate with the British think tank Demos and visiting fellow at Nesta. He was co-founder of Participle, a public service design agency, and is co-chair of CDI Apps for Good. In 2005, Leadbeater was acknowledged by Accenture as one of the world's most influential thinkers. He is a writer, a visiting fellow at Oxford University and The Young Foundation, and has worked in a government advisory capacity, including with the UK Department for Education’s Innovation Unit. His more recent publications include The Problem Solvers: (which can be downloaded free in PDF, in English); Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World (paperback); Learning to Make a Difference: School as a Creative Community (WISE); We-Think: Mass innovation not mass production (Profile Books); The Frugal Innovator (Palgrave Macmillan) and the video Education innovation in the slums (TED).

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The Problem Solvers: from teaching students to follow instructions to preparing students to identify and solve problems


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