IA40310 Creative Thinking & Innovation

Academic Year 2020/2021

The aim of this module is to help participants to access their innate ability for independent creative thinking and innovation in its broadest sense, as well as to help develop an entrepreneurial mindset in exploring ideas in a multidisciplinary team environment. This module is delivered through activity-based exercises and interactive challenges at both individual and group level.

The module encompasses three primary areas of skill development and learning, as follows:

• Developing confidence in creative thinking. The objective is to introduce students to the inherent risk of failure in creative thinking and how to learn through prototyping and iteration. Participants are encouraged to use various sources of inspiration in recognizing opportunities and considering where ideas come from
• Evolution of innovative ideas in multidisciplinary teams introduces team working in a creative context. Here, openness to new ideas and passion for ideas presented come into creative conflict. Several approaches to teamwork are introduced and explored to give participants an understanding of their own skills in relation to teamwork
• How to translate ideas into value. We draw upon the Design Thinking framework in learning how to work through a process of understanding your user/customer, generating ideas, prototyping, and testing. Consideration is also given to the importance of being able to clearly define value and pitch an idea.

This module is run as part of the Professional Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership

At the UCD Innovation Academy, we are a group of Educator Practitioners with extensive real-world experience as academics, educators, business and social entrepreneurs, tech thinkers, creative professionals and design thinking practitioners.

We take an action-oriented approach to learning, with a combination of individual, group and class tasks and activities, including discussions, presentations and reflection. All of our teaching is grounded in academic rigor, but our focus is on learning by doing in a real-world context.

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**Enrolment in an Innovation Academy module means a commitment to active participation and engagement, which necessitates attendance at all scheduled classes.**

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion, participants should be able to:

• Generate innovative ideas and know how to approach their subsequent selection for further development.
• Understand the structures and theoretical tools that enable efficient team work, in order to convert ideas into value.
• Confidently recognise, cultivate and apply creative and entrepreneurial thinking in their own discipline and appreciate its value in other arena.
• Understand the fundamentals of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

5

Small Group

25

Conversation Class

5

Practical

5

Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

30

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning
Peer and group work
Reflective learning
Enquiry & problem-based learning
Student presentations
Case Study Learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
IA40360 - Creative Thinking (Online)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Online and Offline Challenges and Exercises Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes

30

Assignment: Reflection Report or a video or creative component equivalent Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes

30

Attendance: This module requires active participation and engagement, which necessitates attendance at ALL scheduled classes. (80% attendance is required to pass this component) Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes

40


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given to students upon request. This will include feedback based on their participation throughout the module and their deliverables.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

 
Autumn
       
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 5 Fri 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 5 Mon 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 5 Thurs 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 5 Tues 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 5 Wed 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 5 Fri 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 5 Mon 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 5 Thurs 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 5 Tues 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 5 Wed 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Autumn
       
Spring
       
Workshop Offering 1 Week(s) - 19 Fri 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 1 Week(s) - 20 Mon 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 1 Week(s) - 19 Thurs 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 1 Week(s) - 20 Tues 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 1 Week(s) - 19 Wed 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Spring
       
Summer
       
Workshop Offering 51 Week(s) - 45 Fri 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 51 Week(s) - 46 Mon 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 51 Week(s) - 45 Thurs 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 51 Week(s) - 46 Tues 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 51 Week(s) - 45 Wed 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 52 Week(s) - 45 Fri 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 52 Week(s) - 46 Mon 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 52 Week(s) - 45 Thurs 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 52 Week(s) - 46 Tues 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Workshop Offering 52 Week(s) - 45 Wed 09:00 - 16:50 Online
Summer