Collaboration between two innovation courses enhances students’ understanding of organisational context

Villads Keiding, Liv Gish

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    Abstract

    The present paper presents the results of an experiment of close collaboration between two courses at the fourth semester at the bachelor programme ‘Process and Innovation’ at Technical University of Denmark. The two courses are Innovation and Knowledge Management (IKM) and Innovation in an Organisation Context (IOC). Design-based learning had been use as a learning philosophy in both courses. The aim of the collaboration was to prevent premature closure of the problem definition, when engineering students engage in innovation and design processes. The two courses shared six hospital cases, and the students did initially conduct an in-depth organisational analysis of a hospital department in the IKM course, followed by problem definition and an innovative process in the IOC course. The case partners answered with some variation that the students had understood their organisational context and that the solution they proposed had taken the context into consideration e.g. economic issues and understanding of the problem they solved. For some of the case partners it was not only the final solution that made value, also the initial analysis and the discussions about the organisational context and problems gave inspiration for the case partners.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ETALEE 2018
    EditorsJørgen B. Røn
    Number of pages10
    Publication date2018
    ISBN (Print)978-87-998898-2-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventExploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education (ETALEE 2018) - Aarhus, Denmark
    Duration: 29 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

    Conference

    ConferenceExploring Teaching for Active Learning in Engineering Education (ETALEE 2018)
    CountryDenmark
    CityAarhus
    Period29/11/201830/11/2018

    Keywords

    • Design-based learning
    • Innovation and design process
    • Problem and context analysis,
    • Premature closure

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