We are pleased to announce that
Innovation Education Reloaded: Nurturing Skills for the Future.The Open Innovation Teaching Handbook
is out in electronic format!!
This precious book is written in collaboration with 45 contributors from our OI-Net Network and beyond and incudes:
Part I - The WHY you should read this book?
Envisioning the Future of Innovation Education: Making Open Innovation Mainstream
Part II - The HOW can it improve my personal and company level learning?
Walking the Talk: An European Initiative to Spur Open Innovation Education
Part III - The WHAT is in it for me?
Tomorrow's Teaching: An Essential GuideVisit ou website soon to download the book with supporting slides!
ISSN # 2243384
ISBN # 978-952-335-033-5 (PDF)
Download the full book: Innovation Education Reloaded:Nurturing Skills for the Future. The Open Innovation Handbook
The report provides results of the survey organized by OI-Net project consortium. The survey were aimed on identification generic and specific competences and skills for OI teachers and trainers.
Teachers in several countries across Europe were invited to participate in the on-line survey. Out of 326 entries recorded in years 2015 and 2016, 207 covered the whole survey.
The report consists of further seven chapters which refer to the themaWc areas scruWnized in the study. Answers to all quesWons in the survey (but the question on preferred investments depicted on Figure 4) were based upon the seven-level Likert scale. Their visualizaWon in the report has been elaborated according to the method by N.B. Robbins and R.M. Heiberger (1).
(1) Robbins N.B., Heiberger R.M. (2011) Plolng Likert and Other Rating Scales, Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American StaWsWcal Association
OI-Net aims to improve teaching open innovation in Higher Education in Europe. To achive this goal Common Curricula Framework (CCF) has been developed by the project team. This framework links the identified learning objectives to a (course) structure and teaching materials that can be used to teach open innovation in various educational settings. The Common Curriculum Framework guides teachers as they develop and implement their teaching and learning programmes.
The CCF has been developed based on the output from different project work packages (WP2, WP3 and WP4) and contribution of consortium partners via the OI-Net platform and during project meetings.
In order to evaluate the CCF in practice, pilot implementations have been executed in various universities and at various educational levels (Bachelor level, Master level, PhD, executive training). The pilots have been used to test the CCF and supporting teaching materials in different contexts and provide feedback for further improvement, communication and sustainability reasons.
These pilots represent a key leverage for future deployment and exploitation and provide practical awareness and guidance on how to use, implement and extend/enhance the CCF and other OI-Net outcomes in the future.
The outcomes of the Pilots have been shared within the full OI-Net network and were used:
- to validate the European CCF on OI,
- to collect the feedback on the content and teacher skills required for delivering open innovation teaching,
- to support the transferability and appropriation process of the CCF
The European system for Higher Education aims to improve existing programmes and courses on open innovation. For this reason, a so-called ‘Common Curricula Framework’ (CCF) has been developed. The Common Curriculum Framework guides teachers as they develop and implement their teaching and learning programmes.
However, designing a curriculum, course or module on open innovation is one thing, teaching open innovation ‘in class’ is another. Just thinking over the ‘core elements’ of OI – which are innovation and openness – this teaching has to do with the creation of new things, like products, services, processes and businesses, in collaboration with others and ‘being open’. This might require a specific background, knowledge or skills, and could also require specific teaching approaches or materials.
During OI-Net project the data on teaching competences, expertise and personal characteristics that support the teaching of open innovation, have been collected. Based on this data, pedagogical guidelines for designing and executing educational programmes on open innovation, were developed.