A Paper on IDEATE Project at Higher Education Academy Conference
February 29, 2016 - teachers
A paper by Lesley Drumm titled: “Using engaging pedagogy to develop entrepreneurial creativity of STEM students: reflections from the IDEATE project”, was presented at the Higher Education Academy (HEA) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) conference, which took place on 28.–29. January 2016 at East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. HEA is a UK national body which champions teaching quality and has around 800 associates and more than 70,000 Fellows. It works with institutions to inspire learning across the globe.
The theme of the conference was how we can inspire, support and share excellent practice in STEM teaching and learning. In particular the conference focused on aspects of pedagogical practice which support engaged learning and student success.
The abstract for the session was: “The session aims to enthuse STEM lecturers to embed engaging entrepreneurism teaching into modules in order to develop student entrepreneurial creativity and, therefore, employability. It will briefly present a reflection of an Entrepreneurism module taught as part of the on-going, European funded, IDEATE project. The goal is to offer suggestions regarding module content and to assure lecturers, who do not consider themselves to be entrepreneurs, that they can develop students’ entrepreneurial skills and behaviour in a fun and engaging way using the teaching methods presented.”
By Lesley Drumm