02 SES 10 A, Organisations, Labour Market And Vocational School Management
Parallel Paper Session
The economy and the society in the XXIst are ‘knowledge based’. It means that the value is based on the creation of new knowledge and their applications. Therefore creativity and innovation are key competencies, directly related to social development, competitiveness of organizations and employment. Creativity is concerned with finding new perspectives and being opened and receptive to diversity. Innovation looks for impact in a social level. Innovation process is complex involving different abilities, being creativity at the core of them. Innovation includes perception of opportunities, ideas generation and evaluation, action plans, cooperation, risk…
Concerning the level of innovation and its growth tendency the EIS 2009 Report shows a bad position for Spain and Andalucia compared with EU27mean values. Therefore we need to promote the development of creative environment for innovation.
People are in the core of innovation systems in companies, and training is a very important tool for innovation development. This is a challenge for organization and a need for them. In this framework, a course about creativity and Innovation inside the Vocational Training Program of Cadiz University was organized in 2010 and its venue was Parque Científico Tecnológico Agroindustrial, in Jerez (Spain). The objectives of the course were:
1. To know and to practice principles and methodologies for creativity and innovation.
2. To practice innovation trough the design of innovative projects.
It was organized as a blended learning course modality, with seven presential sessions (15 hours), and a total amount of 30 hours being developed during a period of forty days.
Aprender para la Sociedad de la Innovación. J. Moreno y M. A. Castro (eds). Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Cádiz, 2004. Creative problem solving: An applied university course. R. V. Valqui. Pesquisa Operacional v. 30, n. 2. 2010. European Innovation Scoreboard 2009. http://www.proinno-europe.eu/page/european-innovation-scoreboard-2009. El valor de las ideas. L. Bravandere y A. Mikolajczack. OBERON, 2000. Innovation in the Knowledge Economy, Implication for Education and Learnin. Informe OCDE, 2004. La persona protagonista de la innovación. Informe COTEC, Madrid (2007). Managing Creativity and Innovation. Harvard Business Essentials. Harvard Business School Press, 2003. Recomendación del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 18 de Diciembre de 2006 sobre las competencias clave para el aprendizaje permanente.
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