UCD Professional Certificate and Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

Reimagine Education



UCD Professional Certificate and Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

Reimagine Education




Globally, governments are finding themselves challenged to provide relevant education for their citizens which keeps pace with the rapidly changing world and takes into account our near ubiquitous access to information and educational content via the internet.

The 21st century has seen fundamental shifts in our understanding of the neuroscience of learning and key structural shifts in the nature of our economy, society and world into which our students will enter.

If we are to fully realise our human capacity for creativity, innovation and learning we need to support our educators in enhancing their teaching practice and in the development of their own creative and entrepreneurial mindsets, so that they are best positioned to develop such mindsets in their students for the betterment of economy and society.


“When you have done this course, you will never look at your classroom in the same way.”Peter Lydon, Teacher at Wesley College, Dublin

Candidates interested in pursuing the Professional Diploma will first complete the Professional Certificate stream.


Why is this course for me?

This unique course is open to education professionals of all disciplines. It offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their practice as educators, explore new ways to teach and enhance their creativity to engage their students.




What is an Entrepreneurial Mind-set?

At UCD Innovation Academy we believe that everyone requires an Entrepreneurial Mind-set to overcome the challenges and to capitalise on the opportunities to succeed in work and life in the 21st Century.

An entrepreneurial mind-set is one that combines the ability to identify and create ideas of value (social, cultural or economic) with the ability to learn through intentional iteration (learning from mistakes) and the ability to engage others through empathy, teamwork and effective communication skills.



Globally, governments are finding themselves challenged to provide relevant education for their citizens which keeps pace with the rapidly changing world and takes into account our near ubiquitous access to information and educational content via the internet.

The 21st century has seen fundamental shifts in our understanding of the neuroscience of learning and key structural shifts in the nature of our economy, society and world into which our students will enter.

If we are to fully realise our human capacity for creativity, innovation and learning we need to support our educators in enhancing their teaching practice and in the development of their own creative and entrepreneurial mindsets, so that they are best positioned to develop such mindsets in their students for the betterment of economy and society.


“When you have done this course, you will never look at your classroom in the same way.”Peter Lydon, Teacher at Wesley College, Dublin

Why is this course for me?

This unique course is open to education professionals of all disciplines. It offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their practice as educators, explore new ways to teach and enhance their creativity to engage their students.


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PHASE 1 – The Creative Educator

  • Tuesday – 30th October

  • Wednesday – 31st October

  • Thursday – 1st November

  • Friday – 2nd November

PHASE 2 – The Entrepreneurial Educator

  • Wednesday – 2nd January
  • Thursday – 3rd January
  • Friday – 4th January
  • Saturday – 5th January
  • Friday Evening – 25th January
  • Saturday – 26th January (Festival of Education)
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    PHASE 3 – Educator as a Leader

    • Monday – 15th April
    • Tuesday – 16th April
    • Wednesday – 17th April
    • Thursday – 18th April




    PHASE 1 – The Creative Educator

    • Monday – 10th June
    • Tuesday – 11th June
    • Wednesday – 12th June
    • Thursday – 13th June
    • Friday – 14th June

    PHASE 2 – The Entrepreneurial Educator

    • Monday – 17th June

    • Tuesday – 18th June

    • Wednesday – 19th June

    • Thursday – 20th June

    • Friday – 21st June

    PHASE 3 – Educator as a Leader

    • Monday – 24th June
    • Tuesday – 25th June
    • Wednesday – 26th June
    • Thursday – 27th June
    • Friday – 28th June





    What is an Entrepreneurial Mind-set?

    At UCD Innovation Academy we believe that everyone requires an Entrepreneurial Mind-set to overcome the challenges and to capitalise on the opportunities to succeed in work and life in the 21st Century.

    An entrepreneurial mind-set is one that combines the ability to identify and create ideas of value (social, cultural or economic) with the ability to learn through intentional iteration (learning from mistakes) and the ability to engage others through empathy, teamwork and effective communication skills.



    Past contributors to this course include:

    We invite key influencers in education in Ireland and internationally to give their thoughts on innovation in education through intimate discussions and larger events. Previous contributors include;

    What are the benefits?

    By participating in this course, each participant is making a significant investment in their Professional Development as an Educator that can support them to accelerate their career and improve the learning outcomes for their students.

    The course offers participants the time and space to develop their own Creativity, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership ,as well as Teamwork, Resilience and Approaches to Learning. Participants will experience Design Thinking and new approaches in Education from around the world and the explore Challenges of Leading Change.

    It is an intense, immersive, fun even inspiring experience. There are no exams, instead participants work in teams on a range of challenges and projects – large and small, to learn about and experience new approaches as well as developing their own ideas.

    Participants will join a community of like-minded educators meet international thought-leaders and change-makers who are re-inventing education for the 21st century.


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    Creativity and Design Thinking, applied to education.

    Learn about new ideas transforming education around the world.

    How to champion change within your institution.

    Join an inspiring community of like-minded peers

    What are the benefits?

    Experience intensive networking with like-minded educational innovators from a mix of disciplines. Learn how to bring design thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and experiments from across the globe to your students. Explore leadership and how to effect change in educational institutions. Learn how to apply action-learning methodologies and to create a more innovative learning environment.



    Design Thinking, applied to education.

    How to champion change within your organisation.

    Learn about innovations in educational planning from around the globe.

    Best practice in the design of educational environments.

    What are the benefits?

    Experience intensive networking with like-minded educational innovators from a mix of disciplines. Learn how to bring design thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and experiments from across the globe to your students. Explore leadership and how to effect change in educational institutions. Learn how to apply action-learning methodologies and to create a more innovative learning environment.


    Design Thinking, applied to education.
    How to champion change within your organisation.
    Learn about innovations in educational planning from around the globe.
    Best practice in the design of educational environments.


    Graduate Experiences

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    Curriculum

    This course is delivered in part-time and full-time formats. Experience intensive networking with like-minded educational innovators from a mix of disciplines. Learn how to bring design thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and experiments from across the globe to your students. Explore leadership, change, and impact to apply what you have learned. Teaching staff at the Academy are practitioners and thinkers, including industry experts and prestigious academics. Read about our team.

    Two Levels of Commitment

    Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators
    20 ECTS
    Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators
    10 ECTS

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    Curriculum

    This course is delivered in part-time and full-time formats. Experience intensive networking with like-minded educational innovators from a mix of disciplines. Learn how to bring design thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and experiments from across the globe to your students. Explore leadership, change, and impact to apply what you have learned. Teaching staff at the Academy are practitioners and thinkers, including industry experts and prestigious academics. Read about our team.

    Two Levels of Commitment

    Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators
    20 ECTS
    Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators
    10 ECTS

    Course Content

    • Design thinking, applied to education;
    • Reforming the physical space where education happens. Best practice in the design of educational environments, to find new teaching value in even the most humble classroom or lecture hall.;
    • How to champion change within your organisation;
    • The bigger picture of educational change, at a policy level nationally and within institutions.
    • Develop the foundations of an entrepreneurial mindset;
    • Creating value for others ;
    • Engaging others;
    • Learning from intentional iteration.
    • Part-time project work including project write-up and presentation.


    Course Entry Requirements

    All participants should have a minimum of a level 8 qualification and with professional experience as a teacher in a school or educational institution OR  a lecturer in higher education OR as a facilitator in a training and learning role. Participants must be actively teaching, lecturing or providing training.

    A telephone or personal interview with the Programme Director may form part of the admission process to help determine whether the programme is the most appropriate solution for the applicant.


    Fees


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    Support with fees is available through:

    • A limited number of partial fee bursaries are available. Allocation of bursaries will be determined on the basis of potential impact and letter of motivation. Please indicate in your letter of motivation if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

    Fees


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    Support with fees is available through:

    • From 2017/18 the programme fees are waived for UCD Academic Staff.
    • A limited number of partial fee bursaries are available. Allocation of bursaries will be determined on the basis of potential impact and letter of motivation. Please indicate in your letter of motivation if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

    To Apply

    Thanks for your interest in applying for this course. You can make an initial registration of interest using the form below. To make a formal application, please submit your CV and a Letter of Motivation to david.nevin@ucd.ie / 01-7162041. To complete your application, you will be required to submit a copy of your Academic Transcript (see below for further information)
    A telephone or personal interview with the Programme Director may form part of the admissions process. A limited number of partial fee bursaries are available. Allocation of bursaries will be determined on the basis of potential impact and letter of motivation. Please indicate in your letter of motivation if you would like to be considered for a bursary.


    Transcripts

    If you don’t have your academic transcript, you can request a copy from your institution and submit it to us later however the transcript must be received before a final offer of a place on the programme is issued. An Academic Transcript lists your complete academic history: programmes attended, a breakdown of marks/grades achieved, the degree awarded. Please note that a transcript is not the parchment and a parchment will not be accepted in place of a transcript.



    You will never look at your class room the same way againPeter Lydon
    Teacher at Wesley College, Dublin
    You will never look at your class room the same way again.Peter Lydon
    Teacher at Wesley College, Dublin
    David NevinEducators