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Add a bit of honey to enhance enterprise and employability

POWER, Jess (2017) Add a bit of honey to enhance enterprise and employability. In: HEA Annual conference Arts & Humanities strand Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight, 4-6 July 2017, Manchester Conference Centre. (Submitted)

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A case-study is presented which uses an innovative platform to promote the development of entrepreneurial activity between engineering, design and business students. The platform is situated outside the curriculum and provides the opportunity for students with no formal engagement to form interdisciplinary teams to co-construct knowledge (knowledge building), share ideas (knowledge exchange) and build networks (knowledge communities). “Honeypot” brings together students, who value innovative-thinking and ideas generation as part of their UG experience. The presentation highlights the success and challenges of designing and implementing this platform for innovation and its subsequent impact on learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: This submission contains three main elements: firstly a book chapter (2018), containing original primary analysis gathered over a project spanning 6 years. This presents a case-study of the Innovation and Creative Exchange (ICE) which uses the concept of challenge-led learning to enable Undergraduate (UG) students to co-create knowledge and form knowledge communities/exchanges leading to the developments of skills and attributes associated with employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship. This chapter presents a blueprint for experiential learning in practice through employing interdisciplinary wicked challenge-led learning opportunities as part of the Higher Education (HE) UG experience. This research demonstrates the value and impact of learning-by-doing and learning through reflection-on-doing the key elements of experiential learning in practice. The book chapter is supported by a journal publication of the case study 92016) and recognition from the HEA in a practice based publication of sector nest practice (2014). There is a plethora of conference proceedings and publications to support dissemination of the impact from this practice-based research.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interdisciplinarity, employability, partners in learning, co-creation of knowledge, flexible learning, networking, industry challenges, peer support, enterprise
Faculty: School of Business, Leadership and Economics > Business, Management and Marketing
Event Title: HEA Annual conference Arts & Humanities strand Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight
Event Location: Manchester Conference Centre
Event Dates: 4-6 July 2017
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 16:36
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 15:36
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4068

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