Course Title: Establish systems that support innovation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM6220C

Course Title: Establish systems that support innovation

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6087 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Janis Lesinskis

janis.lesinskis@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conceptualise and establish new systems that support and encourage innovation in the workplace.

This course is co delivered and assessed with BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity and BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation

Element:

1. Research context for new system development

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Explore and analyse the impact of systems in the overall context of innovation
1.2. Explore and gain clarity around system objectives, particularly in relation to innovation
1.3. Analyse current organisational systems to identify gaps or barriers to innovation
1.4. Research and analyse current and emerging information about systems in other organisations and contexts
1.5. Evaluate the resources and other commitment required to foster innovation
1.6. Identify key stakeholders who can play a role in conceptualising or supporting new system ideas
 

Element:

2. Generate system concepts and options

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Create system concepts that will foster innovation using individual and group techniques
2.2. Evaluate and discuss a range of ideas with relevant stakeholders
2.3. Clearly articulate the ways in which innovation is better supported by system ideas and options
2.4. Clearly articulate how the system itself is innovative
2.5. Expose ideas and options to ongoing testing, exploration and challenge
2.6. Select and refine system ideas that meet the workplace requirements and which are both feasible and innovative
 

Element:

3. Develop a plan for the System

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Determine the need for specialised assistance and integrate into system planning
3.2. Analyse the potential impact of the new system on people, resources and other organisational practices
3.3. Consult with all stakeholders who will be involved with, or affected by, the new system
3.4. Develop an operational plan for the system, with budget, time lines and responsibilities
3.5. Develop a communication strategy to support the introduction of the new system
3.6. Evaluate the coaching and training needs of those who will use the system and plan a learning and development strategy
 

Element:

4. Trial the system

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Present and consult on system proposals with relevant stakeholders
4.2. Analyse and integrate feedback into the system development process
4.3. Determine appropriate context and parameters for the trialling process
4.4. Initiate the trial, taking account of all required consultative, coaching and technical issues
4.5. Monitor and review the trial in relation to its goals for fostering innovation
4.6. Open the improvement process to ongoing collaborative input and challenge
4.7. Adjust system to reflect evaluation feedback
 


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, you will have developed skills and knowledge required to conceptualise and establish new systems that support and encourage innovation in the screen and media production industry.


Details of Learning Activities

In class: Class lectures and exercises, group discussion, collaborative tasks and presentations.
Out of class: Independent research, writing and reading, independent study.
 


Teaching Schedule

 

 Class contentAssessment tasks due
BSBCRT601A
BSBINN501
BSBINN502A

BSBCRT601A
Elements

BSBINN501A
Elements
BSBINN502A
Elements
1What is the case for developing creativity, innovation and change? Creative industries contexts. 1,211,2
 2 <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Defining creativity. Reviewing concepts and theories of creativity.  1,2 11,2
 3 Investigating methodologies of creative practices and systematic approach to innovation.  1,2,3 1 1,2
 4 Examples of theories and applications of creativity. BSBCRT601A
Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity ASSESSMENT TASK 1 due.
 1,2,3 1,2 2,3
 5 Selected theories and applications of creativity investigated.  1,2,3 1,22,3,4
 6 Case studies of theories and applications of creativity and systematic approaches to innovation.  2,31,23,4
 7 Defining ‘workspace’. Creative spaces and workspaces. Work environments and innovation. Work environments a physical and networked spaces.

 

  1,2,31,2,3 3,4
 8 Work environment and systems case studies and review of innovative screen production systems and spaces.BSBINN501
Establish systems that support innovation
ASSESSMENT TASK 1 due.
 1,2,3 1,2,33,4
 9 Integration of creativity and innovation methodologies into work environments and systems.  1,2,32,33,4,5
 10 Reviewing innovative production methodologies. BSBINN502A
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
ASSESSMENT TASK 1 due.
 1,2,32,33,4,5
11 Re-examining community - audience - producer relationship.. ‘Crowdfunding’ and ‘crowdsourcing’ trends.  1,2,32,33,4,5
12 Workspace innovation proposals.
Feedback sessions.
  1,2,33,43,4,5
13 Scoping workspaces. Planning, scheduling and budgeting for creativity and innovation.  1,2,33,43,4,5
14 Innovative and creative workspace creation.  1,2,33,4 3,4,5
15 Innovative and creative workspace explorations.BSBCRT601A
Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
BSBINN501
Establish systems that support innovation
BSBINN502A
Build and sustain an innovative work environment


ASSESSMENT TASK 2 due

 1,2,343,4,5
16Review of strategies   1,2,3 2,3,4 3,5


 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Course notes are posted on Blackboard (within RMIT website)

This course requires research activities and the ability to explore current research material using online, networked tools.


References


Other Resources

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) www.ted.com

This web site includes a number of speakers talking about creativity and innovation that are relevant to these

courses. You can search it with keywords: ’creativity’ and ’innovation’. There example links on myRMIT / Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

A range of assessments will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. You will participate in a range of classes and workshops aimed at familiarizing you with key concepts, theories and strategies relating to creative and innovative practices, particularly as they relate to screen production projects.
Establishing a web presence as an innovative, functional, sustainable extension of your screen production work environment is integral to assessment.
 


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the following assessments to a satisfactory standard. Assessment Task #2 assesses this unit of competency along with BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity and BSBINN502A - Build and sustain an innovative work environment

You will receive feedback on all assessment and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for Assessment Task 2 (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).

 

ASSESSMENT TASK 1 -Concepts of innovation and management. Ungraded
Due week 8 (Class 2A – Mon 30th March, Class 2B Wed 1st April )
 

Research and shortlist what you think may be the key attributes of an innovative work system in terms of practices used within a specific work arrangement. Find out what some experts, commentators, and /or managers and workers in exemplar workplaces have said about innovative work systems. Be sure to name them and the nature of their own work or expertise.

Specifically, identify what they have suggested increases innovative, productive outcomes – especially in the creative industries (media, film, entertainment, etc.).

You should aim to list and describe at least two examples of attributes of an innovative work system and summarise them in about 100-200 words each.

You must submit a bibliography / videography of your research sources.]

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
CA Competency achieved
NYC Not yet competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment.

 

 

ASSESSMENT TASK 2 - Promoting and implementing innovative practice (Note: this assessment task is graded)
Due in class of Week 15 (Class 2A – Mon 25th May, Class 2B Wed 27th May)

For this assessment you are to put together a proposal for promoting and implementing an innovative practice, including how you would develop an innovative work environment.
Your proposal should build on your research into a particular theory or concept of creativity and include an explanation of how this theory could be put into practice.

You will present your proposal to the class in a 5-minute presentation and submit a written copy of your proposal (500 to 800 words).
 

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competent achieved graded
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students


Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.


Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)
You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
 

Student Progress (web link)
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
 

Special consideration for Late Submission(web link)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you will need to apply for special consideration.
 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

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