UCD Professional Certificate and Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

Reimagine Higher Education



UCD Professional Certificate and Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

Re-imagine 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 mind-sets, so that they are best positioned to develop such mind-sets in their students for the betterment of economy and society.

“…a fantastic experience that reinvigorated my teaching practice. The programme pushed my teaching well beyond its comfort zone and prompted me to think very differently about my approaches to teaching”Dr. Conor Buggy, Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies at UCD

Who is this Course For?

This course is for academics and teaching staff of all disciplines working in higher education. From our experience of this course over the past three years the course is relevant for individuals who:

  • Have a deep commitment to teaching and learning and want to push this on further
  • Are ready to move up and onto the next stage of their academic career
  • May feel ‘stuck’ in their day-to-day approach to teaching and are seeking guidance, inspiration and a community of peers to enable them to move forward in their profession
  • Are relatively new to their role, may feel isolated and are seeking support

Past participants on this course include:




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 mind-sets, so that they are best positioned to develop such mind-sets in their students for the betterment of economy and society.


“…a fantastic experience that reinvigorated my teaching practice. The programme pushed my teaching well beyond its comfort zone and prompted me to think very differently about my approaches to teaching”Dr.Conor Buggy, Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies at UCD

Who is this Course For?

This course is for academics and teaching staff of all disciplines working in higher education. From our experience of this course over the past three years the course is relevant for individuals who:

  • Have a deep commitment to teaching and learning and want to push this on further
  • Are ready to move up and onto the next stage of their academic career
  • May feel ‘stuck’ in their day-to-day approach to teaching and are seeking guidance, inspiration and a community of peers to enable them to move forward in their profession
  • Are relatively new to their role, may feel isolated and are seeking support

Past participants on this course include:

  • Dr. Mary Casey, Associate Dean for Taught Graduate Programmes, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
  • Dr. Conor Buggy, Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies, University College Dublin
  • Bernard Faughey, Adjunct Lecturer in Management, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • Dr. Tara Magdalinski, Associate Professor and Dean for Teaching and Learning for Swinborne University Melbourne

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.

“…I would recommend this programme to all educators that are looking to advance their teaching into a truly innovative and student centred experience.”Dr. Conor Buggy, Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies at UCD
“…I would recommend this programme to all educators that are looking to advance their teaching into a truly innovative and student centred experience.”Dr. Conor Buggy, Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies at UCD

Graduate Experiences

Graduate Experiences






Detailed Prospectus

For further detail about the course you can download a copy of the prospectus here.


Background

The Professional Certificate/Diploma programme for Entrepreneurial Educators was piloted in 2014 in order to create a sustainable and scalable model of high-quality entrepreneurial education. To date over 100 participants from across Ireland have graduated from the programme.

The programme builds on international best practice approaches to teaching and learning from institutions including Stanford University, Babson College, University of Oxford and Kaos Pilots (Denmark) and draws on a wide range of approaches from the corporate, social and cultural sectors.

The course leverages the significant experience of the course leads; Professor Suzi Jarvis, Founding Director of the Innovation Academy and Dr Colman Farrell, award winning Social Entrepreneur, who have piloted, developed and scaled programmes for over 500 academic staff in Ireland, Malaysia, Switzerland and Vietnam.

The external examiner for the course is Professor Richard Templer, Imperial College London and previously was Professor. Heidi Neck, of Babson College in the United States.

In 2016, the UCD Innovation Academy, became the international partner for a major initiative of the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia to upskill 1,500 university lecturers as Entrepreneurial Educators.


Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills, and Suzi Jarvis, Founder Director of UCD Innovation Academy

Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills, and Suzi Jarvis, Founder Director of UCD Innovation Academy


Two Levels of Commitment

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

Background

In the summer of 2014 we launched a Professional Certificate/Diploma programme for Entrepreneurial Educators in order to create a sustainable and scalable model of high-quality entrepreneurial education. To date 31 academic staff from higher education in Ireland have completed the programme (of which 12 have been from UCD). In August 2016 we became the international partner of choice for a major initiative funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia to upskill 1,500 university lecturers as Entrepreneurial Educators by 2020 (264 have completed the programme to date). Over the past year we have also designed and delivered solutions for academic staff at the University of Education in Zurich, Switzerland and Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The external examiner for the course is Professor Richard Templer, Imperial College London and previously Professor. Heidi Neck, of Babson College in the United States.

Two Levels of Commitment

Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators
20 ECTS
Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators
10 ECTS
Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills, and Suzi Jarvis, Founder Director of UCD Innovation Academy

Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills, and Suzi Jarvis, Founder Director of UCD Innovation Academy

Background

In the summer of 2014 we launched a Professional Certificate/Diploma programme for Entrepreneurial Educators in order to create a sustainable and scalable model of high-quality entrepreneurial education. To date 31 academic staff from higher education in Ireland have completed the programme (of which 12 have been from UCD). In August 2016 we became the international partner of choice for a major initiative funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia to upskill 1,500 university lecturers as Entrepreneurial Educators by 2020 (264 have completed the programme to date). Over the past year we have also designed and delivered solutions for academic staff at the University of Education in Zurich, Switzerland and Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The external examiner for the course is Professor Richard Templer, Imperial College London and previously Professor. Heidi Neck, of Babson College in the United States.

Two Levels of Commitment

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

Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills, and Suzi Jarvis, Founder Director of UCD Innovation Academy

Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills, and Suzi Jarvis, Founder Director of UCD Innovation Academy


Course Structure

The Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators is a fifteen day course delivered in three ‘phases’, spread over two 5 ECTS modules. Once complete, participants can proceed to the Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators.

It consists of:

Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators (10 ECTS)

    Phase 1: The Creative Educator
  • Develop the foundations of an entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Creating value for others ;
  • Engaging others;
  • Learning from intentional iteration.
    Phase 2: The Entrepreneurial Educator
  • Creating value for others ;
  • Engaging others;
  • Learning from intentional iteration.

  • Phase 3: Educator as a Leader

    • How to champion change within your organisation;
    • The bigger picture of educational change, at a policy level nationally and within institutions.

    Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators (10 ECTS)

    Participants engage in a semester-long project to apply what they have learned with their own students and monitor, evaluate and present their findings.


    Flexible Delivery

    The dates for each ‘phase’ of the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators for the 2017/18 Academic year are outlined below. Participants should take each module and phase in order. However participants can select how many phases of the programme they wish to take each year. Both modules in the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators must be successfully completed before participants can move to undertake the Professional Diploma. The day classes run from 9am to 5pm and evening classes from 5pm to 8pm.


    PHASE 1 – The Creative Educator

    • Tuesday – 31st October
    • Wednesday – 1st November
    • Thursday – 2nd November
    • Friday – 3rd November
    • Saturday – 2nd December

    PHASE 2 – The Entrepreneurial Educator

    • Wednesday – 3rd January
    • Thursday – 4th January
    • Friday – 5th January
    • Saturday – 6th January
    • Wednesday Evening – 17th January
    • Friday Evening – 26th January
    • Saturday – 27th January (Festival of Education)

    PHASE 3 – Educator as a Leader

    • Saturday – 17th February
    • Monday – 26th March
    • Tuesday – 27th March
    • Wednesday – 28th March



    PHASE 1 – The Creative Educator

    • Monday – 20th November
    • Tuesday – 21st November
    • Wednesday – 22nd November
    • Thursday – 23rd November
    • Friday – 24th November

    PHASE 2 – The Entrepreneurial Educator

    • Monday – 8th January
    • Tuesday – 9th January
    • Wednesday – 10th January
    • Thursday – 11th January
    • Friday – 12th January
    • Saturday – 27th January (Festival of Education)

    PHASE 3 – Educator as a Leader

    • Saturday – 17th February
    • Tuesday – 20th March
    • Wednesday – 21st March
    • Thursday – 22nd March
    • Friday – 23rd March



    PHASE 1 – The Creative Educator

    • Monday – 12th March
    • Tuesday – 13th March
    • Wednesday – 14th March
    • Thursday – 15th March
    • Friday – 16th March

    PHASE 2 – The Entrepreneurial Educator

    • Monday – 30th April
    • Tuesday – 1st May
    • Wednesday – 2nd May
    • Thursday – 3rd May
    • Friday – 4th May

    PHASE 3 – Educator as a Leader

    • Monday – 28th May
    • Tuesday – 29th May
    • Wednesday – 30th May
    • Thursday – 31st May
    • Friday – 1rd June


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

    Flexible Delivery

    The dates for each ‘phase’ of the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators for the 2017/18 Academic year are outlined below. Participants should take each module and phase in order. However participants can select how many phases of the programme they wish to take each year. Both modules in the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators must be successfully completed before participants can move to undertake the Professional Diploma. The day classes run from 9am to 5pm and evening classes from 5pm to 8pm.



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

    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 Structure

    The Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators is a fifteen day course delivered in three ‘phases’, spread over two 5 ECTS modules. Once complete, participants can proceed to the Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators.

    It consists of:

    Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators (10 ECTS)

    • Phase 2: The Entrepreneurial Educator
    • Phase 3: Educator as a Leader

    Action Research Project (10 ECTS)

    Participants engage in a semester-long project to apply what they have learned with their own students and monitor, evaluate and present their findings.



    Flexible Delivery

    The dates for each ‘phase’ of the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators for the 2017/18 Academic year are outlined below. Participants should take each module and phase in order. However participants can select how many phases of the programme they wish to take each year. Both modules in the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators must be successfully completed before participants can move to undertake the Professional Diploma.



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


    Course Learning Approach and Values

    The course takes a practical, action-based approach to learning. Each iteration of the course is left purposely flexible to adapt to the experience and needs of any given cohort. This provides the space for participants to ‘co-create’ the course. Additionally, as the course progresses, participants themselves are facilitated to lead aspects of the course in class.

    Participants are asked to engage with and accept the underlying course values of:

    • Respect for all
    • Equality of opportunity
    • Valuing diversity
    • Trust-based approach
    • Openness
    • Integrity
    • Curiosity and Inquiry
    • Joy of learning

    Ferstival of Education - June 2017

    Ferstival of Education – June 2017


    Course Learning Approach and Values

    The course takes a practical, action-based approach to learning. Each iteration of the course is left purposely flexible to adapt to the experience and needs of any given cohort. This provides the space for participants to ‘co-create’ the course. Additionally, as the course progresses, participants themselves are facilitated to lead aspects of the course in class.

    Participants are asked to engage with and accept the underlying course values of:

    • Respect for all
    • Equality of opportunity
    • Valuing diversity
    • Trust-based approach
    • Openness
    • Integrity
    • Curiosity and Inquiry
    • Joy of learning
    Ferstival of Education - June 2017

    Ferstival of Education – June 2017

    Course Learning Approach and Values

    The course takes a practical, action-based approach to learning. Each iteration of the course is left purposely flexible to adapt to the experience and needs of any given cohort. This provides the space for participants to ‘co-create’ the course. Additionally, as the course progresses, participants themselves are facilitated to lead aspects of the course in class.

    Participants are asked to engage with and accept the underlying course values of:

    • Respect for all
    • Equality of opportunity
    • Valuing diversity
    • Trust-based approach
    • Openness
    • Integrity
    • Curiosity and Inquiry
    • Joy of learning
    Ferstival of Education - June 2017

    Ferstival of Education – June 2017


    Course Learning Outcomes

    On completion of the course participants will:

    • Have the ability to design and deliver their own style of educational experience for generating creative thinking in a multidisciplinary environment.
    • The ability to design and deliver their own style of educational experience for generating entrepreneurial thinking in a multidisciplinary environment.
    • Understand the relevance and importance of creative thinking and how it can be applied in a variety of disciplines to generate solutions.
    • Be able to use problem solving tools and techniques and understand the process for initiating and using creative techniques within project structures.
    • Have an understanding of general pedagogical principles within the context of creative thinking and innovation.
    • Have a knowledge of established methods and techniques for triggering creative thinking.
    • Participants will also have further developed their engagement with creative and innovative processes from an alternative angle, whilst constantly developing their networks and building on their interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Have a broad interpretation of entrepreneurial activity and an understanding of its role in the context of their teaching and student learning.
    • An understanding of general pedagogical principles as they relate to entrepreneurial activity.
    • Experience of group dynamics and motivation.
    • A knowledge of established methods and techniques for triggering entrepreneurial thinking.
    • Participants will also have further developed their engagement with entrepreneurial processes from an alternative angle, whilst constantly developing their networks and building on their interpersonal and presentation skills.

    Workload, Assessment and Course Deliverables

    As the course is heavily focused on experiential learning, much of the course work takes place in the classroom. There are recommended readings and resources which participants are encouraged to explore in their own time. Participants will also work in teams on a project to display and present at the Festival of Education;

    With each deliverable we are primarily interested in

    • What you have learnt
    • How your practice as an entrepreneurial educator is developing and growing

    Participants are assessed on the following:

    Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators

    • Continuous Assessment (attendance, engagement in class)
    • Action Learning Proposal (i.e. how you intend to put into practice what you have learned in the course)
    • Personal Learning Reflections and Realisation (5 pages approx.)

    Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

    • Participants must have completed the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators
    • A Semester-long project applying learning from the course in a real-world context. The project deliverables are: Project Report and Presentation + Personal Learning Reflection and Realization

    Course Learning Outcomes

    On completion of the course participants will:

    • Understand the relevance and importance of creative thinking and how it can be applied in a variety of disciplines to generate solutions.
    • Be able to use problem solving tools and techniques and understand the process for initiating and using creative techniques within project structures.
    • Have an understanding of general pedagogical principles within the context of creative thinking and innovation.
    • Have a knowledge of established methods and techniques for triggering creative thinking.
    • Have the ability to design and deliver their own style of educational experience for generating creative thinking in a multidisciplinary environment.
    • Participants will also have further developed their engagement with creative and innovative processes from an alternative angle, whilst constantly developing their networks and building on their interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Have a broad interpretation of entrepreneurial activity and an understanding of its role in the context of their teaching and student learning.
    • An understanding of general pedagogical principles as they relate to entrepreneurial activity.
    • A knowledge of established methods and techniques for triggering entrepreneurial thinking.
    • Experience of group dynamics and motivation.
    • The ability to design and deliver their own style of educational experience for generating entrepreneurial thinking in a multidisciplinary environment.
    • Participants will also have further developed their engagement with entrepreneurial processes from an alternative angle, whilst constantly developing their networks and building on their interpersonal and presentation skills.

    Workload, Assessment and Course Deliverables

    The course is focused on enabling you to develop your practice as an entrepreneurial educator. As the course is heavily focused on experiential learning, much of the course work takes place in the classroom. There are recommended readings and resources which participants are encouraged to explore in their own time. Participants will also work in teams on a project to display and present at the Festival of Education;

    With each deliverable we are primarily interested in

    • What you have learnt
    • How your practice as an entrepreneurial educator is developing and growing

    Participants are assessed on the following:

    Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators

    • Continuous Assessment (attendance, engagement in class)
    • Action Learning Proposal (i.e. how you intend to put into practice what you have learned in the course)
    • Personal Learning Reflections and Realisation (5 pages approx.)

    Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

    • Participants must have completed the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators
    • A Semester-long project applying learning from the course in a real-world context. The project deliverables are: Project Report and Presentation (70%) + Personal Learning Reflection and Realization (30%)

    How to Apply

    UCD Academic and Teaching Staff should submit a Letter of Motivation


    Academic and Teaching Staff from other Higher Education Institutions should submit:

    1. A Letter of Motivation
    2. A CV
    3. Academic transcripts (note: Please inform us if you are a graduate of UCD)

    Fees

    For 2017/18 UCD University Performance Related Fund is supporting UCD Innovation Academy to offer full bursaries to cover fee costs to UCD Academic and Teaching Staff. Please note that the number of fully funded places available is limited

    The regular fees are:


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    Contact

    David Nevin
    Business Development Manager

    david.nevin@ucd.ie
    +353 (0) 1 716 2041

    Detailed Prospectus

    For further detail about the course you can download a copy of the prospectus here.


    How to Apply

    UCD Academic and Teaching Staff should submit a Letter of Motivation

    The Letter of Motivation should include:

    1. An overview of your experience as an educator.
    2. Why you are applying for this course and why now?
    3. What do you hope to gain from the course?


    Academic and Teaching Staff from other Higher Education Institutions should submit:

    1. A Letter of Motivation
    2. A CV
    3. Academic transcripts (note: Please inform us if you are a graduate of UCD)


    Fees

    For 2017/18 UCD University Performance Related Fund is supporting UCD Innovation Academy to offer full bursaries to cover fee costs to UCD Academic and Teaching Staff. Please note that the number of fully funded places available is limited.

    The regular fees are:


    fees
    fees


    Contact

    David Nevin
    Business Development Manager

    david.nevin@ucd.ie
    +353 (0) 1 716 2041

    How to Apply

    UCD Academic and Teaching Staff should submit a Letter of Motivation

    The Letter of Motivation should include:

    1. An overview of your experience as an educator.
    2. Why you are applying for this course and why now?
    3. What do you hope to gain from the course?


    Academic and Teaching Staff from other Higher Education Institutions should submit:

    1. A Letter of Motivation
    2. A CV
    3. Academic transcripts (note: Please inform us if you are a graduate of UCD)


    Fees

    For 2017/18 UCD University Performance Related Fund is supporting UCD Innovation Academy to offer full bursaries to cover fee costs to UCD Academic and Teaching Staff. Please note that the number of fully funded places available is limited.

    The regular fees are:


    fees
    fees


    Contact

    David Nevin
    Business Development Manager

    david.nevin@ucd.ie
    +353 (0) 1 716 2041


    You will never look at your class the same way againPeter Lydon,
    Entrepreneurial Educator 2014
    You will never look at your class the same way again.Peter Lydon, Entrepreneurial Educator 2014
    Bruno Marcoriofor Higher Education