ENTREP 2014 - Exploring Innovation
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
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 Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description In any field, most people end up doing the same thing as everyone else, staying close to known standards and norms of behaviour. This is fine but can be limiting, and ultimately great unique achievements require innovation. Innovation is the pursuit of something different that if achieved can lead to dramatic improvements. This course provides a deep look at the concept of innovation, exploring history, popular interpretations, and key theory. It will help you better recognise the need for innovation in your future careers and business endeavours.
Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew McKinlayProgram Director Contact Details: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Name: Dr Matt McKinlay
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesNo textbook required
A list of readings will be provided in MyUni.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in blended learning mode.
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.
All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni:
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- Cover Sheet: Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet (found in MyUni, under Modules) 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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