There are many terms in currency around the education world which display ambiguity of meaning. This is an attempt to define a vocabulary which clarifies at least what is meant when we use a word or phrase of jargon in the context of engineering education.  The following list is alphabetical: no further significance is intended by the order of terms.


Innovation involves the creation of a new or better idea, device or process which has positive impact on society and usually addresses a market need.  This means that to demonstrate innovation a product must be taken to a market, in contrast to creativity.