Version Effective: 6th of April, 2020
Version Effective: 6th of April, 2020

PDC69861 - Embedding Social Innovation into the Curriculum - A Practical Approach

Course Details

Course Summary

To embed social innovation principles, practices or methods into curriculum or teaching practices can pose a number of questions and challenges for educators. If social innovation is a practice that seeks to design and implement new or novel solutions to complex social challenges, how can you understand social innovation education and what is it that you can embed?

This online Short Course aims to answer these questions by explaining what social innovation is all about and provide practical examples for how you can embed social innovation. It will clarify that this is not about making students 'social innovators' but building their capacity as lifelong 'changemakers'.

You will receive insight into a number of key methods used in social innovation practice, including design thinking, and how these can be used in an educational context. The aim is to make it easier for you to add elements or principles of social innovation into a unit or course or re-think how they are delivered and assessed. 

The course will utilise an interactive presentation style, which includes self-directed learning activities, reflection questions, and specific readings. This course allows participants to build knowledge and understanding along with consolidating their learning and exchanging personal insight with colleagues.

There is no fee associated with this short course for CQUniversity teaching staff.

Entry Requirements

All CQUniversity teaching staff are eligible to enrol in this course.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Skill Area
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for teaching staff at CQUniversity.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 18 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify what is social innovation
  2. Identify the difference between ‘social innovation’ as a practice from around the world and ‘social innovation education’ as a pedagogical framework
  3. Explain and apply social innovation attributes as a guide and resource to embed social innovation into assessments and in class tasks
  4. Use several key social innovation methods and critically reflect on how they can be used by an educator.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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