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Pages: 3910-3915
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEARNING OUTCOMES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Introduction:
One of the main trends in higher education is improving the creativity and individual thought of students to bring them closer to the world and complex problems that they will find. Competences describe what training participants should be able to do at the end of such training. The objective of this paper is the definition of the learning outcomes (LO) associated to the competence of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Motivation and Context:
Various challenges have been defined within the UPV strategic plan. Among the objectives associated to challenge one, we found the incorporation of the competences to curricula. UPV has defined 13 transversal competences. One of them is "innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship".

There are three essential elements associated to each competence: LO, training activities and assessment methods. UPV promoted some actions with the objective of defining the above elements for each transversal competence. These actions are Innovative Projects, Training activities for lectures, and Task Forces.

Methodology:
This proposal has been built based on innovation and competences literature review and the expertise of selected staff. Common aspects to be included into the competence have been extracted. This competence includes key aspects such as Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Prevision, Integration, Change Management, Opportunity, Execution, Value contribution, Environment and Risk-Taking. Environment may correspond to opportunity and risk-taking to ability to implement new ideas.

Findings:
According to the literature review and the following analysis made by the authors, the main indicators (key aspects) associated to the competence are: seeking opportunity, generating ideas, execution and value generation. These indicators have been divided according to three educational levels, which show the deep growing of LO.

Level 1 (1st-2nd year)
Learning Outcome: query reality, identifying needs for improvement and ideas that can generate value.
Indicators:
1) Students inquiry the reality.
2) Students contribute ideas.
3) Students formally express ideas.
4) Students identify results.

Level 2 (3rd-4th year)
Learning Outcome: contribute ideas and original approaches that add value through creative strategies and techniques.
Indicators:
1) Students identify opportunities and/or areas for improvement.
2) Students bring original ideas and approaches.
3) Students employ strategies and/or creative techniques to formally translate ideas and solutions.
4) Students control results.

Level 3 (master)
Learning Outcome: propose an action plan, including a comprehensive analysis of the value of innovation.
Indicators:
1) Students integrate knowledge from other disciplines.
2) Students adopt creative approaches to content and embodiment.
3) Students propose an action plan.
4) Students analyze the value of innovation.

Conclusion:
This paper proposes learning outcomes and indicators associated to the competence of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. It corresponds to the first essential element associated to a competence.
Future works will tackle the definition of training activities and assessment methods.

Acknowledgement
This research has been carried out by the competence of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship task force, supported by Institute of Education Sciences and UPV.

All authors contributed equally to this work
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L. Cuenca, P. Bonet, A. Boza, P. Fuentes, N. Lajara-Camilleri, J.A. María-García, M. Peris-Ortiz, L. Ruiz (2015) INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEARNING OUTCOMES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 3910-3915.
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