ENTREP 3000 - Innovation and Creativity
North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 3000 Course Innovation and Creativity Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Summer Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course explores both individual and group creativity, as well as the barrier to creativity and approaches to overcoming these. You will use numerous methods for generating or recognising ideas, and developing alternatives or possibilities to solve commercial or operational problems. This course provides processes to turn creativity into innovation that benefits the customer and the business venture, and to bring creativity and innovation across the organisation, to build an environment to support these activities. You will also learn how to develop creative scenarios for the future for the organisation.
Course Coordinator: Dr Wendy Lindsay
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Distinguish common misconceptions regarding innovation and creativity; 2 Scope and identify different theories of innovation and creativity; 3 Criticise and question various innovation practices; 4 Formulate and generate creative routine practices that may challenge status quo.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
3,4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3,4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
No textbook required.
There will be a range of readings provided in MyUni to reflect the theoretical and applied perspectives of creativity and innovation. A selected range of recommended resources will be uploaded into MyUni for students who wish to delve further into the domain knowledge areas covered in the course.
Further articles and readings will be available on MyUni
The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.
Online LearningMyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements. As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
Learning Activities SummaryThis is a draft schedule and session dates are a guide only. The timetable may be changed during the course delivery if necessary.
Day Content Readings Activities 1 Introduction to creativity and innovation 1 Lectures/Workshops 2 Creativity tools 2 Lectures/Workshops 3 Happiness and Creativity methodologies 3 Lectures/Workshops Mid Exam 1 Assessment 4 Innovation, Group work 4, 5 Lectures/Workshops 5 Innovation/Presentation Skills 6, 7 Lectures/Workshops Final Day Student Group presentation Assessment Final Day Exam 2 Assessment
On the Nature of Creativity:
Koestler, Arthur (1989) The Act of Creation Chapter 1.
On the Nature of the Creative Person:
Foster, Jack (2007) How to Get Ideas Part 1 ‘Ten Ways to Idea Condition your Mind’ pages 13-33
Gardner, Howard (1993) Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People’s Minds Chapter 1.
On the Methods of Idea Generation:
Adams, James L (1986) Conceptual Blockbusting Chapter 1; Treffinger, Donald J (2006) Creative Problem Solving Chapter 1.
On the Relationship between Innovation and Creativity:
Hurson, Tim, (2008) Think Better Part 2 pages 35-67.
On the value of Personal Reflection and Journal Keeping:
Michalko, Michael (2001) Cracking Creativity ‘Thinking Fluently’ pages 85-111.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSGDE is available in the assignment where research skills are developed as part of a process of developing a presentation connecting creativity with innovation. Students present the research required to analyse and apply creative thinking in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship. Individual and group problem-solving skills are developed in the tutorials and assessed in the group assignment. Students develop and extend analysis skills by researching and developing solutions that address their identified research questions.
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An overview of the course assessment appears in the following Table. Details appear in the following section:
# Assessment Length Weighting Due Date Learning Outcomes 1 Creativity Exam 1 hour 30 mins 35% See MyUni 1,2,4 2 Innovation Exam 1 hour 30 mins 35% See MyUni 1,2,4 3 Group presentation and participation 20 minutes 30% See MyUni 1-4 Total 100%
The exams may cover any of the topics from the lectures and readings that have been set as part of the course. Please note that, following University policy, dictionaries are not allowed in exams.
Legible writing and the quality of English expression are considered to be integral parts of the assessment process. Marks may be deducted in the final examination because of poor writing or incorrect English expresseion.
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Assessment Related Requirements
Note: a late penalty of 10% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in lateStudents should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning in workshops during the intensive classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.
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Assessment DetailAssessment 1: Creativity Multiple choice and short answer quiz
Task: Complete the online quiz consisting of up to 20 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions.
Assessment 2: Innovation Multiple choice and short answer quiz
Task: Complete the online quiz consisting of up to 20 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions.
Assessment 3: Group presentation, participation and attendance
Task: Each group will provide a presentation and answer questions.
Attendance and presentations must demonstrate all members of the group contributed.
SubmissionAll text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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