ENTREP 7027 - Foresight & Social Change
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 7027 Course Foresight & Social Change Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Trimester 3 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive: 36 - 40 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Assumed Knowledge ENTREP 5016 Course Description This course aims to broaden student awareness of futures, how they are created, how they relate to individuals and societies and how innovation impacts upon them. The course particularly, but not exclusively, references emerging technologies and develops student capabilities with a range of foresight techniques. It encourages exploration of different social perspectives grounded in contrasting world views and engages with the question of change within our societies. The course is designed to increase the mindfulness of those involved in creating new ventures with respect to how science, technology and innovation generally influence and create social change
Course Coordinator: Professor Paul Steffens
Program Director Contact Details:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PG)
Name: Prof Paul Steffens
Phone: +61 8 8313 7512
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 Apply foresight methods including AQAL, CLA and Generic Foresight Process; 2 Discuss different drivers of change including technological and social change and how these relate to entrepreneurship; 3 Discuss foresight concepts including breadth of perspectives, depth, and images of the future; 4 Critically evaluate the role of self and mindfulness in emerging futures; and 5 Explain the importance of translating foresight into action for social change
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)
1-4 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
4-5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
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
5 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
Required ResourcesText book:
No set textbook.
Readings are supplied via MyUni.
It is recommended that students read the first set of readings listed for Day 1 (Slaughter, Hayward, Bussey) prior to the first intensive and come prepared for a discussion on “what is foresight?”
Please note that pre-reading of other sources are not required prior to the first or second intensives. The remaining readings supplied are intended to add to the content covered, not be the basis of it.
Recommended ResourcesLibrary Resources
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.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.
Please note: Pre-reading of first set of sources for Day 1 is recommended prior to the first intensive. Pre-reading of other sources is not required. The remaining readings supplied are intended to add to the content covered, not be sole basis.
Due to the experiential learning in exercises and in-class assessments, class absences can severely impact on satisfactory completion of assessment items. Participation and attendance in ALL course activity is critical to pass this course.
Session Topic 1 Introduction to Foresight 2 Integral Perspectives on Emerging Technologies 3 Worldviews & Levels of Adult Development 4 Foresight in social change 5 Images of the Future 6 Purpose & Mindfulness 7 Applying foresight to entrepreneurship (example)
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
An overview of the course assessment appears in the following Table. Details appear in the following section:
# Assessment Length Weighting Learning Outcomes 1a Online sharing – Cognitive Bias Min 500 words plus image and responses 10% plus 5% interaction 1, 3, 4 1b Online sharing – Futures Perspectives Min 500 words plus responses 10% plus 5% interaction 2, 3 1c Online sharing – Reflection Min 500 words 10% 1-5 2 Group oral presentation on
case study analysis
20 min presentation + 5 min Q&A 20% 3, 5 3 Long applied assignment 3,000 words 40% 1, 2, 3, 5 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must complete all course assessment requirements and must attend lectures to be eligible to pass the course.
Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners
Assessment DetailAssessment 1: Discussion in online forums
Task: The object is quality and demonstrating your understanding of the concepts and ability to apply them. The initial analysis /response to the assigned discussion topics should be a minimum of 500 words and must be posted by midnight on the due date. It is expected you will read all discussion postings, and then post 3 - 4 follow-up responses to your classmates’ postings by end of that week.
Assessment 2: Group oral presentation on case study analysis
Task: In a small group, deliver an oral presentation on the outcomes of the analysis of a case study. Analyse a case study of social entrepreneurship and leadership, describing the image of the future for that entrepreneur, their perspectives on the future, the entrepreneurial environment and identifying factors that contributed to the entrepreneur’s successes and failures.
Assessment 3: Long applied assignment
Task: Identify a technology or innovation that is currently being developed. Using the elements of the Generic Foresight Process, evaluate broadly and deeply the issues associated with this technology or innovation for its specific market and within the broader social context. You should canvass the possible future scenarios and identify specific strategic actions that the developers could undertake to achieve their preferred vision for the future.
SubmissionAll text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
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- Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade. Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late (Unless otherwise stated in 'Assessment Related Requirements' or 'Assessment Detail' above). Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.
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Resubmission of an assignment for remarking after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
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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