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Bringing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship education to humanities students, roisin mc glone


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Bringing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship education to humanities students, roisin mc glone

  1. 1. ROISIN MC GLONE IT Sligo
  2. 2. What is Entrepreneurship Education for the Humanities? <ul><li>Creating a framework for embedding entrepreneurship education in Humanities outside the traditional “business school chalk and talk model” </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an intellectually stimulating arena for enterprise activity that translates into tangible social and economic benefits for our community. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Social Entrepreneur? <ul><li>Social Entrepreneurs : </li></ul><ul><li>agents of change who act for public or social benefit eg Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Mary Davis </li></ul><ul><li>Use innovative approaches/methods to address problems </li></ul><ul><li>Have an ability to effectively develop/grow ideas to create positive impact </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Is not about markets </li></ul><ul><li>Is about needs </li></ul><ul><li>Human needs </li></ul><ul><li>It embodies the ideals of Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>But requires the exact same ‘skillset’ as traditional entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  5. 5. Social Entrepreneurship is.. <ul><li>Taking Risks for a Social Cause </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing a gap between people’s needs and the services provided for them and seeking to develop a project that fills the gap in a way that prioritises ‘meeting the need’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Entrepreneurship in Ireland <ul><li>Local community groups such as Sligo Family Support Project </li></ul><ul><li>National Projects such as Lifestart </li></ul><ul><li>National Voluntary Bodies such as Rehabcare, Special Olympics </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do we achieve this as educators? <ul><li>Customise the Accelerating Campus Entrepreneurship model for Humanities </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is ACE? <ul><li>HEA funded research/development/implementation collaborative commenced in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: to ‘Create the Entrepreneurial Graduate ’ </li></ul><ul><li>IT Sligo-Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Dundalk IT lead partner-Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Blanchardstown IT-Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Cork IT-Science </li></ul><ul><li>National University of Ireland Galway </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key Questions <ul><li>Provision- informs and equips students </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum - experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Based- problem solving, team work, start up </li></ul><ul><li>International Best Practice – Finland, Finnish Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network for Higher Education ,US MIT Magnet model, </li></ul>
  10. 10. Undergraduate skills, knowledge required in entrepreneurship education <ul><li>Creativity and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a Business Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing the risks/benefit of self employment </li></ul><ul><li>Selling an idea and Finding Customers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Success Factors <ul><li>Policy support to ensure strategic integrated approach </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Management support -visible leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination and promotion of activities and collaborative working between academics, ,researchers, enterprise support staff and the wider voluntary and economic community </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial educators, entrepreneurs and mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative assessment methods , greater flexibility within education design and delivery systems </li></ul>
  12. 12. IT SLIGO ACE ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Newstalk competition ECCE Finalist </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise and Innovation week </li></ul><ul><li>Train the Trainer Programme-Larry Farrell </li></ul>
  13. 13. IT SLIGO ACE ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Student Interns </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Society-Bothar Fund Raiser </li></ul><ul><li>North West Hospice Humanities Ball </li></ul><ul><li>Bright Sparks Competition </li></ul>
  14. 14. Our Goals………..….in IT SLIGO
  15. 15. <ul><li>To provide the opportunity for all Humanities Students in IT Sligo, to develop entrepreneurial skills </li></ul>
  16. 16. 2 <ul><li>Having developed a model that really ‘fits’ Humanities – to share it with other institutions and support them to adapt and adopt our model so that humanities students throughout Ireland gain the opportunity to learn more innovative, creative and problem solving skills. </li></ul>
  17. 17. . <ul><li>To support other departments in our Institution access the suite of modules and programmes that have been developed by the wider ACE Team in accordance with the needs of their individual disciplines. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Our Current Focus is on our first goal <ul><li>Roll out of Semester 6 for Early Childhood Care and Education, Performing Arts and Creative Design </li></ul>
  19. 19. What is Semester 6? <ul><li>It’s a full semester </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about project starting </li></ul><ul><li>It builds in sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>It is delivered through a model of experiential learning using real life projects </li></ul>
  20. 20. How will this work? <ul><li>Teams to be selected , 4 members ideally cross disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Projects identified with skills of each team </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor/coach allocated to each team </li></ul><ul><li>Work plan developed with targets and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>All students undertake the Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Humanities module </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment by attendance ,reflective journal, project portfolio, presentation and Q and A to panel </li></ul>
  21. 21. ACE Programme Semester 6 <ul><li>Inducti0n </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>What is Entrepreneurship? </li></ul><ul><li>What is idea creation? </li></ul><ul><li>Team work /time management </li></ul><ul><li>Communication-presentation skills </li></ul>
  22. 22. Early childcare group
  23. 23. ACE Programme <ul><li>Guest speakers from social enterprise/industry </li></ul><ul><li>Funding sources-Pobal, County Enterprise Board, Enterprise Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance at Enterprise and Innovation week </li></ul><ul><li>Rocket Pitch and Poster presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of ACE Space </li></ul><ul><li>Final Objective Present Idea proposal to panel and take questions and answers </li></ul>
  24. 24. ACE Programme
  25. 25. What is the ‘Entrepreneurial Skillset’ <ul><li>A vision/idea </li></ul><ul><li>A belief in this vision </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership/Project Starter/Risk Taker </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Fast thinking/reacting/problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Planning/thinking ahead/Sustainability </li></ul>
  26. 26. Fine Art Students might develop <ul><li>Community Art Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Children's Art Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Art with Youth Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Art for People with a Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Art with Older people and intergenerational projects </li></ul><ul><li>Community cultural sculpture groups </li></ul>
  27. 27. Performing Arts Students <ul><li>Performing Arts Students may develop projects for drama/dance or performance </li></ul><ul><li>Community Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Drama groups </li></ul><ul><li>Drama Therapy </li></ul>
  28. 28. Social Studies <ul><li>Social Care students have the broadest choice of all as their remit is the care and development of  all groups of people. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Early Childhood <ul><li>Early Childhood Students can focus on any project that benefits children age 0-6 using any medium from outdoor pursuits to creative mediums and beyond, family support projects are also an option for groups with Early Childhood members. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Creative Design <ul><li>Parent and child tree house building workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative childcare equipment built in consultation with children </li></ul><ul><li>Youth projects incorporating community design </li></ul><ul><li>Playgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility Projects </li></ul>
  31. 31. Vision <ul><li>Would you like your students to leave your institute with the confidence and skill set that would allow them to say… </li></ul>
  32. 32. I know what my community / country really needs? <ul><li>I’m going to do it! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>