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Creativity Innovation, European Year 2009
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TITLE Communication and Innovation

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT E de Bono Inst. for the Design & Dev of Thinking

DESCRIPTION The theoretical foundations pertaining to aspects of innovation are explored through practical examples and case studies. The unit will look at different types of communication while conveying both theory and practical skills.

Study-unit Aims:

The unit aims to look at the relationship between communication and innovation while conveying both theory and practical skills.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of innovation and its relationship to communication.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- distinguish between different types of innovation;
- map out the innovation process;
- place the role of communication within the innovation process.

Main Text:

Everett M. Rogers (2003). Diffusion of Innovations (5th ed.). Free Press.
Keeley, L. , Pikkel. R., Quinn B., & Walters H. (2013). Ten Types of Innovation (the Discipline of Building Breakthroughs). Wiley.

Supplementary reading:

Myers, G., Myers, M. (1997). The dynamics of human communication – A laboratory approach. McGraw Hill.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Workshop

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation No 20%
Assignment Yes 80%

LECTURER/S Petra Caruana Dingli

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Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable

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Optional Study Units Timetable
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Research Published in International Journal

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