Creative Teaching Techniques for Teaching I&E
Creative Teaching Techniques for Teaching Innovation &Entrepreneurship
1. Wisc-Online Game Builder
Wisc-Online is a digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and produced by multimedia technicians who create the learning objects. Wisc-Online offers an ever-growing library of high-quality educational teaching materials free to educators.
Wisc-Online offers a creative tool called game builder . The users can choose from templates for many different games and enter their content in a game format of their choice: Baseball, Build Your Fortune, Matching, Tic-Tac-Toe, Jeopardy, Case Study, Hangman, LearningLand, Quiz, Game Show, Bingo, TimeOut, Spin to Win, and Media Quiz. These online 'make your own games' are used for educating students in a fun way. A free registration is needed to avail this service.
2. Going SOLO
Going SOLO emphasizes the whole range of skills required for success. Going SOLO is a curriculum designed by the University of Illinois Extension staff that includes activities that encourage creative problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. In addition to the activities, Going SOLO uses an online simulation game to enhance learning.
This section connects the users of this portal to the extremely creative educators in the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Their contributions on the creative techniques that they have designed and recommend is shared here for educational and non-commercial use. Educators all around the globe are welcome to be a part of this creative group and encouraged to share their creative teaching techniques, recommended readings, favorite educational games etc, in this section.
Dr Peter Kelly
Senior Lecturer, School of Science, Aalto University MBA (University of Notre Dame USA), PhD (London Business School UK)
Peter Kelly is an award winning entrepreneurship educator and practitioner. He obtained is PhD in Entrepreneurship from London Business School (UK) and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame (USA). Over the past 15 years, he has worked with entrepreneurs in Finland, Sweden, UK, Portugal, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Switzerland, and Canada. Since arriving in Finland in 1998, Peter has been the driving force behind entrepreneurship education at Aalto University heading up the Helsinki School of Creative Entrepreneurship, an initiative that involved all the Schools and the largest private donor to Aalto University. During 2010, he held an appointment as Professor of Practice at the School of Art & Design where he developed a rapid opportunity prototyping course to explore the intersection between the disciplines of design and entrepreneurship. Dr Kelly was directly involved in the creation of Europe’s first university pre-seed fund and an associated angel network. He is also a business angel.
Peter Kelly's Creative Techniques
Peter Kelly’s creative exercises focus on generating ideas, team building, creating novelty, and handling surprise by exploring how to make something memorable from a fixed set of inputs in a fun way.