Innovation

Knowledge Management

Innovation for Marymount School is the capacity that the school community has to generate ideas, challenges or research projects that can improve the already existing processes or create new ones.  All proposals are based on the School philosophy and their main purpose is to have students, faculty and other employees participate in improving people’s lives. The ultimate goal is to generate a culture of innovation because for “the pedagogical purposes of spreading a culture of innovation among students it is key to keep in mind “situated learning” which highlights the importance of contextualized learning and “social learning” which states the need for instructional strategies that promote social interactions since learning is never an individual endeavor (Peinado-Miguel, et al., 2013; Artero, 2011; Adell y Castañeda, 2010; Suárez, 2010).

Team work has become paramount and it is necessary that all Community members take part in it to ensure innovation.  It is the diversity of ideas what really contributes to a culture of innovation.

A culture of innovation grows as long as there are challenges to be solved and community members willing to think creatively to solve them.

A knowledge society presents new social, political and economic conditions that redefine the system of values that once ruled during modernity and presents new challenges to educational organizations” (Romero, C. 2004, page 4). For Marymount School knowledge is its most valuable asset and as a result it seeks ways of making it grow permanently.  Innovation and knowledge management are the path to achieve this purpose. The School follows the knowledge management cycle suggested by Rodriguez (2017): “Identify, Incorporate, Share/Transfer, Use and Create new knowledge”. In other words, we will identify the key knowledge in the organization in order to manage it.