ENTREP 2014 - Exploring Innovation

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

This course provides a deep look at the concept of innovation, exploring history, theory and modern tools of innovation not commonly known. This is a fun, interesting and practical course with a focus on using the stories of well-known innovators, from Thomas Edison to Casey Neistat, to illustrate application of theory. You will understand that despite innovation becoming a popular modern buzzword, being innovative, and understanding innovation remains one of the most important determinants of your future success, across any type of field or endeavour. Completing this course will help you better recognise the role of innovation, as well as offer powerful concepts to help embed an innovation process with your venture or organisation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENTREP 2014
    Course Exploring Innovation
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Semester 1
    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 provides a deep look at the concept of innovation, exploring history, theory and modern tools of innovation not commonly known. This is a fun, interesting and practical course with a focus on using the stories of well-known innovators, from Thomas Edison to Casey Neistat, to illustrate application of theory. You will understand that despite innovation becoming a popular modern buzzword, being innovative, and understanding innovation remains one of the most important determinants of your future success, across any type of field or endeavour. Completing this course will help you better recognise the role of innovation, as well as offer powerful concepts to help embed an innovation process with your venture or organisation.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Wendy Lindsay

    Program Director Contact Details: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Name: Dr Wendy Lindsay
    Email: wendy.lindsay@adelaide.edu.au

    Teaching Staff

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    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Be able to critically describe the importance of innovation;
    2. Formulate new innovative ideas using innovation theory, modern frameworks, tools and processes;
    3. Identify and explain the complexity of innovation through team research and production of a short video;
    4. Using peer review, critique new innovative ideas/strategies using the body of innovation theory.
    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)
    1-3
    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
    2-4
    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
    1-4
    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
    1, 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
    4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No textbook required

    A list of readings will be provided in MyUni.
    Recommended Resources

    Library 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 Learning
    MyUni 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 Modes
    Exploring innovation will be delivered in intensive mode, in 2 x 3 day blocks. A significant component of these intensives will be a flipped classroom experience, as well as sessions that require some excursions external to the classroom (example: excursion to visit the 3D printing lab). A range of guest speakers (a mix of recognised innovators from industry) will be brought in to supplement lectures.
    Workload

    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 Summary
    Schedule
    Session Topic
    1 The concept of innovation
    2 History, theory and modern tools of innovation
    3 The role of innovation for business success
    4 The importance, use, creation and role of innovation in society
    5 Embedding innovation processes
    6 Leading innovation
    7 Concepts and tools facilitating innovation
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    The following assessments may be modified prior to the commencement of the semester. Please check closer to course date.
    #Assessment TaskTask TypeLengthWeightLearning Outcomes
    1 Team voice / video recording Group 10 minute recording 30% 1,2,3
    2 Individual peer response Individual 1500 words 10% 4
    3 In class worksheets Individual 1500 words 20% 1-4
    4 Essay Individual 3000 words 40% 1-4
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students 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.  

    Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners.
    Assessment Detail
    Creation of an innovation voice/ video recording
    Students working in teams are asked to create a voice / video recording.  This can be in the style of the team’s choosing. For example, the video could be an audio essay about a particular innovation, or an interview style podcast between the student team members. The podcast will ask students to incorporate key theory, answer a series of questions or include reference to a particular concept of the class. Submission will be through Canvas.

    Individual peer response
    Individuals are assigned the podcasts created by the rest of the class. Their job is to listen to their assigned podcast, then complete a response task. This response task is a written response that will require some critique of the podcast, with use of theory, as well extending the podcast with additional research to support the discussion.

    Individual innovation hero essay
    An essay that explores the career and achievements of a specific recognised innovator. The innovator is selected at the discretion of the student. Students must use innovation theory to put forward a case as to why the innovator was successful.

    Attendance and in class worksheets
    This task is a series of short answer worksheets at various times during the intensives aligned to specific course material. Attendance is also required and contributes to this grade.
    Submission
    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
    Please refer to step by step instructions: MyUni Learning Centre

    There are a few points to note about the submission of assignments:
    • Assignment Submission:  Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both). Note that assignments may be processed via TURNITIN, which is an online plagiarism prevention tool.
    • Cover Sheet:  Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work.  Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
    • Backup Copy of Assignments:  You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing.  Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Lecturer prior to submission.
    • Extensions of Time:  An application for Assessment Extension should be made well before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer.  Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date.  Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
    • 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.

    Resubmission & Remarking

    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.
    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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