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Unit information: In the Wild in 2021/22

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
Pre-requisites

INOV10001;INOV10002

Co-requisites

INOVM0003

School/department Centre for Innovation
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

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.

Intended learning outcomes

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.

Teaching details

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.

Assessment Details

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).

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