81547 Leadership in Innovation
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Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks
This subject focuses on understanding how innovation leadership, methods and creative practice can provoke innovation. Participants' ideas for designing an innovative solution in the context of complex systems are rethought. Faced with a problem, participants create propositions in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment, shape processes of discovery and exploration, generate solutions, and anticipate challenges for the dissemination of their proposed solution. The subject promotes participants' potential for research, analysis and creative practice, and empowers students to develop their leadership skills.
Subject learning objectives (SLOs)
Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
|1.||Examine, select, create and apply various techniques and methods for understanding, visualising, interpreting and investigating both simple and complex problems.|
|2.||Participate collaboratively in teams and apply team-based decision making approaches to deliver on a client brief.|
|3.||Test and articulate the value of different methods for exploring, understanding and addressing complex challenges in creative and useful ways.|
|4.||Explore and ideate using a range of methods from different disciplines and professional practices.|
|5.||Use a range of appropriate media and techniques creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to communicate ideas.|
|6.||Work within a professional context or with a client to design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment.|
Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
This subject contributes to the following course intended learning outcomes:
Research and analyse problem situations or contexts from multiple disciplinary or personal perspectives to develop a deep understanding of the needs, interests and values of multiple stakeholders. (CILO 2.2)
Integrate findings from research and problem / stakeholder / data analysis in creative and useful ways to generate a proposal. (CILO 2.3)
Critically examine, test, appreciate and articulate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, whether at a societal, organizational, community or individual level. (CILO 2.4)
Design, develop and apply appropriate team-based decision making frameworks and participate collaboratively in teams according to proposed intentions. (CILO 3.2)
Use a range of appropriate data, tools, techniques, technologies and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts. (CILO 3.3)
Design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment that engage with and respond respectfully, generatively and analytically to different ways of knowing across community and cultural contexts. (CILO 4.2)
Teaching and learning strategies
This subject will consist of six full days on campus scheduled over 3 weeks, supplemented by online resources and activities.
Learning will take place in a collaborative, experiential, studio-based environment. Students will work with academics and professionals across a range of disciplines and undertake a project set in a real life context to explore the use of technology and methods in creative practice.
- Creative practices and methods
- Systems innovation
- Team-based decision making
- Innovation leadership
- Innovation adoption and diffusion
- Agency in innovation systems
- Data visualisation and storytelling
- Evaluating proposals
Assessment task 1: Leading innovation with creative methods in complex systems
|Groupwork:||Group, group and individually assessed|
Group component: 800 words & visualisation
Individual component: 1,000 words
Assessment task 2: Communicating value
|Groupwork:||Group, group assessed|
Market stall for the showcase event & 1-page information sheet
Assessment task 3: Innovation adoption and leadership
Report with an approximate length of 1,200 words.
Students must attempt each assessment task in order to pass this subject.
No required texts. Readings and other resources will be provided online.