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Unit information: In the Wild in 2022/23

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Unit name In the Wild
Unit code INOVM0001
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Ms. Thirlway
Open unit status Not open
Units you must take before you take this one (pre-requisite units)

INOV10001;INOV10002

Units you must take alongside this one (co-requisite units)

INOVM0003

Units you may not take alongside this one
School/department Centre for Innovation
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Unit Information

The unit weaves together 3 strands of learning;

• ‘me in the wild’ - students reflecting on their own experience and values to develop their own unique positioning and mission while critically reflecting on best practice in innovation and entrepreneurship;

• ‘going into the wild’ - students exploring the experience of the challenges of innovation practice;

• ‘stories of the wild’ - students building a portfolio of work to tell a story that showcases the contribution they could make to their chosen community of practice.

With the support of staff and mentors, the students will consider their future career path and required competencies and explore one or more areas of innovation practice that align with their interests. This work will be written up in a Case Study format.

Students will then draw on the insights gained to create and tailor a portfolio of products showcasing their capabilities and the contribution they can make in their chosen field of practice, and learn to present it effectively. In the process, they will critically reflect on their interests, expertise, and values to help inform their future career(s).

The unit aims are therefore:

  • give students the opportunity to reflect on their own experience and values to develop their own unique positioning and mission whilst critically reflecting on best practice in innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • give students an experience of the challenges of innovation practice;
  • give students the opportunity to build a portfolio of work to tell a story that showcases the contribution they could make to their chosen community of practice.

Your learning on this unit

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1) Understand and critically assess the competencies and capabilities required for innovation and/or change.

2) Observe and recognise the social, cultural, environmental and ethical issues that shape/impact innovation.

3) Research and analyse the challenges to, and methods for, leading and influencing change

4) Articulate clearly and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship developed through their core discipline and innovation/entrepreneurship studies, as well as any relevant extra-curricular experience.

How you will learn

Lectures, workshops and engaged learning In the Wild. This unit will have some significant student-led aspects: students may choose the setting for their research and will have flexibility in terms of with whom and how they conduct their research. Students will be given tools, methodologies, mentoring and support to discover and develop their skills in the wild.

How you will be assessed

  • Case Study, 3000 words or equivalent, (70%). [ILOs 1-3]

An individual innovation case study in the area of innovation management/adoption/diffusion/impact.

  • Portfolio Presentation, (30%).[ILOs 1, 4]

A presentation of skills, knowledge and reflections on innovation and entrepreneurship demonstrated through a discussion of an individual, professional portfolio.

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. INOVM0001).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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