Developing innovation in higher education: the catalytic effect of conference attendance

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Dowlen, C (2015). Developing innovation in higher education: the catalytic effect of conference attendance. International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Loughborough University, Design School, Loughborough, UK 03 - 04 Sep 2015 London South Bank University.
AuthorsDowlen, C
Abstract

Educational innovation through conference attendance is the main theme of this paper. It starts by describing and contrasting product and education innovation, highlighting the importance of the step of influencing and determining the future direction of the market or community of practice. It goes on to describe the important learning processes associated with copying, affirming its importance in the way that educational innovations spread and develop. The paper includes several personal examples where ideas have been copied and developed following E&PDE papers. The paper poses a further question regarding the place that subconscious innovation takes place, treating it as a topic for further research.

KeywordsProduct innovation; Educational innovation; copying; conference attendance
Year2015
PublisherLondon South Bank University
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CC BY 4.0
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Print03 Sep 2015
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Deposited15 Aug 2017
Accepted01 May 2015
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