ENTREP 2014 - Exploring Innovation
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
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 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 Coordinator: Dr Matthew McKinlayProgram Director Contact Details: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Name: Dr Wendy Lindsay
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Be able to critically describe the importance of innovation;
- Formulate new innovative ideas using innovation theory, modern frameworks, tools and processes;
- Identify and explain the complexity of innovation through team research and production of a short video;
- 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
Required ResourcesNo textbook required
A list of readings will be provided in MyUni.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesExploring 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.
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
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# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weight Learning 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 RequirementsStudents 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 DetailCreation 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.
SubmissionAll text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
Please refer to step by step instructions: MyUni Learning Centre
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- 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.
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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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