Introducing The Mind Lab by Unitec: 21st century technology-based learning

Tomorrow we will publicly announce an exciting new joint venture with one of New Zealand’s most innovative educational centres, The Mind Lab, to deliver a new postgraduate qualification for teachers.

In the rapidly changing world of education we need to be flexible, connected and ready to work collaboratively to meet the changing needs of our learners. The Mind Lab is a creative learning space focused on achieving authentic integration of new technologies into the education system.

Together, Unitec and The Mind Lab are launching The Mind Lab by Unitec.

The Mind Lab by Unitec will offer a new qualification for teachers giving them the skills and hands-on experience they need to deliver 21st century technology-based learning in their classrooms.

Subject to NZQA approval, The Mind Lab by Unitec will deliver a new Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice Digital and Collaborative Learning from July 2014.

“Based within  the Centre for Interdisciplinary Scholarship within the Faculty of Social and Health Sciences, this specialist programme is one of a suite of three new postgraduate applied practice qualifications in development as part of the faculty’s emerging future-focused, flexible offerings. Unitec is well-placed to play a leadership role in applied education with our strong history of vocational education experience,” says Wendy Horne, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social and Health Sciences.

This suite of post-graduate qualifications includes:

  • The Master of Applied Practice*
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice*
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice - of which Digital and Collaborative Learning is  one specialisation.*

*These are pending NZQA approval.

Over time it is anticipated that more Specialisations for each qualification will be offered to complement the generic options for each of these programmes. More information about the Faculty’s evolving suite will be available in the coming weeks.

Freshpaper: Inspiring eco-innovation developed from a grandmother’s recipe for preserving food

Can entrepreneurs be taught?

Peter Mellalieu reviews the progress results from introducing unique educational programmes in innovation and entrepreneurship. In the interview, he responds to such questions as:

  • Can entrepreneurs be taught?
  • How are entrepreneurs best developed?
  • How can the success of entrepreneur development programmes be evaluated?

Interview broadcast live on Telstra Saturn Business, Television ONE, Auckland, New Zealand.  February 2002.

To study innovation and entrepreneurship with Peter Mellalieu:

Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland 

Postgraduate

APMG 8118 Enterprise Creativity, Design and Innovation course launches at Unitec. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/41989269534/

Undergraduate

BSNS 5391 - Welcome to “Innovation and entrepreneurship”,  Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/7744005057/

Further information:

Frederick, H., Carswell, P., Chaston, I., Thompson, J., Campbell, J., & Pivac, A. (2002). Why are New Zealand entrepreneurs not necessarily wealth creators? In Bartercard New Zealand Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2002 (pp. 32–34). Auckland: New Zealand Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship/Unitec Institute of Technology. http://www.gemconsortium.org/docs/download/717

Craven, P. (2013). Entrepreneurialism in New Zealand - Studio12, 2003. Mt Albert, Auckland: Unitec Institute of Technology, School of Performing and Screen Arts. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUnW6mHX5kU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Frederick, H., Carswell, P., Chaston, I., Thompson, J., Campbell, J., & Pivac, A. (2002). Bartercard New Zealand Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2002. Auckland: New Zealand Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship/Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved from http://www.gemconsortium.org/docs/download/717

Frederick, H., Mellalieu, P. J., & Nel, P. (2002, December 10). Teaching people to be employers. New Zealand Herald, pp. 1, 2, 4. Auckland, NZ. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=3008530

Mellalieu, P. J. (2012, January 13). Propositions on Innovation, Creativity, Enterprise and Design. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/15756075750/iced-propositions

Frederick, H., Thompson, J., & Mellalieu, P. J. (2004). New Zealand Perspectives of International Entrepreneurship. In L.-P. Dana (Ed.), Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship (pp. 533—549). Cheltenham, GL, UK: Edward Elgar. Retrieved from http://unitec.academia.edu/PeterMellalieu/Papers/1518819/

Propositions on the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship

Research-based innovation strategy and the New Zealand pipfruit industry [EMW-Beta]

The NZ pipfruit industry takes around twenty years to develop a new apple variety through to full commercial production. The industry’s success is increasingly dependent on the introduction of new products. How can the industry plan for effective research, science, and technology investments for supplying products into an international marketplace which is increasingly diverse and competitive? 

In this workshop at Massey University, Turitea Campus, Stephen Legg introduces Peter Mellalieu to discuss the development of a strategic Research and Development Plan for the NZ pipfruit industry.

The project involved wide consultation with industry stakeholders including growers, researchers, and ENZA NZ (International) - the single-desk export marketer of apples and pears.

Traditional approaches to R&D management are driven from the “bench scientist”:  bottom-up and project-driven. In contrast, the planning process used for the pipfruit industry incorporated a “Third Generation” R&D management perspective (Wheelwright & Clark, 1992) which pursues a philosophy of partnership between R&D management and other elements of the industry’s general management including marketing and sales, processing and logistics, legal affairs, and human resource management. 

The strategic plan is being used  by researchers to develop research proposals, and by funding agencies to guide their priorities for funding.

Environmentally sustainable production

One issue that challenged the pipfruit industry was how to respond to customers’ (large European supermarket chains) requirements for assured environmentally sustainable production, handling, and supply chain delivery practices. The planning process resulted in four strategic goals for R&D, one of which related to the goal of raising environmentally sustainable production practices through the entire value chain.

Further information

Hill, R., Jones, G., Hewitt, E., Banks, N., Scott, D., Mellalieu, P. J., … Kingston, C. (1996). A strategic research and development plan for the New Zealand pipfruit industry (Strategic plan) (p. 48). Hastings, New Zealand: Pipfruit R&D Strategic Planning Group. Retrieved from http://unitec.academia.edu/PeterMellalieu/Papers/1569486/A_strategic_research_and_development_plan_for_the_New_Zealand_pipfruit_industry

Mellalieu, P. J. (1997). Research-based innovation strategy and the New Zealand pipfruit industry. New Zealand Strategic Management, 3(2 (Spring)), 52–63. Retrieved from http://www.academia.edu/1510480/Research-based_innovation_strategy_and_the_New_Zealand_pipfruit_industry

This was the first, beta prototype of the Enterprise MasterWorks format, developed by MyndSurfers Ltd with the Massey University Television Production Centre (TVPC), July, 1997.

TVPC Director: Craig Harding

Related

Mellalieu, P. J. (2012, January 13). Propositions on Innovation, Creativity, Enterprise and Design. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/15756075750/iced-propositions

Mellalieu, P. J., & Gunaratne, K. A. (2013, December 2). From recycling to regeneration: lessons WITH exemplary green enterprise: A research agenda. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/68753786836/from-recycling-to-regeneration-lessons-with-exemplary

Hatching business: raising economic development through business incubators

How do we enhance the successful foundation and growth of new businesses?

Business incubators have gained popularity in New Zealand and other locations worldwide. Enhancing the establishment and growth of new business is viewed as one answer to increasing economic growth. The panel discusses the functions, advantages, and appropriateness of business incubators, particularly from a New Zealand perspective.

Interviewer: Rob Neale

Discussants:

  • Bernadette Soares, serial entrepreneur, graduate, Unitec Master of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MBIE), Director, Brand Value Ltd.
  • Barbara Joy, Manager, WestSmart Business Incubator
  • Tom Dodson, Southern Spars and Rigging
  • Kevin Ha, AUT Technology Park, Auckland University of Technology
  • Andrew Hamilton, The IceHouse business incubator, Auckland University.

This programme, from the Studio 12 TV series, was researched and recorded at the Unitec Television Studio by students from the Unitec School of Screen and Performing Arts, Auckland. Sponsored by the Unitec Department of Management & Marketing (formerly Management & Entrepreneurship), Faculty of Creative Industries and Business.

Director: Peter Craven

Researcher: Andrew Marshall and Christine Hanley 

Related:

Craven, P. (2003, August). Entrepreneurialism in New Zealand - Studio12 [Video]. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved December 31, 2013, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/71724462005/

Mellalieu, P. J. (2011, October 17). How can we create “good jobs”? Book review of Clifton’s “The coming jobs war.” Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved October 17, 2011, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/11565266416/how-can-we-create-good-jobs-book-review-of-cliftons

Frederick, H., Thompson, J., & Mellalieu, P. J. (2004). New Zealand Perspectives of International Entrepreneurship. In L.-P. Dana (Ed.), Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship (pp. 533—549). Cheltenham, GL, UK: Edward Elgar. Retrieved from http://unitec.academia.edu/PeterMellalieu/Papers/1518819/

Learning opportunities

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, February 1). “Enterprise Creativity, Design and Innovation - Unitec APMG 8118” course launches at Unitec. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality.  http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/41989269534/

Mellalieu, P. J. (2011, July 18). Welcome to “Innovation and entrepreneurship” - Unitec BSNS 5391. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality.  http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/7744005057/

Entrepreneurialism in New Zealand - Studio12

  • What is an entrepreneur?
  • Are entrepreneurs made or born?
  • How important is entrepreneurialism for your country?

New Zealanders have one of the highest rates of business start-up in the world. However, the number of NZ businesses that achieve sustained, high growth wealth creation is low.

In this video, a panel of expert entrepreneurs, investors, and academics examine these issues focussed on identifying the requirements for long-term, sustained growth beyond the business start-up phase.

Robe Neale facilitates a discussion between these experts:

  • Mark Edwards - Director, No. 8 Ventures, venture capital management
  • Rod Oram, Adjunct professor, business commentator, financial journalist
  • Maxine Simmons, Co-founder, ICPbio, entrepreneur
  • Professor John Thompson,  Entrepreneur educator, University of Huddersfield, UK.

This programme, from the Studio12 TV series, was researched and recorded at the Unitec Television Studio by students from the Unitec School of Screen and Performing Arts.

Programme researchers: Bridget Wadham and Anthony Rapley

Student entrepreneurs: Elizabeth B. Coleman and Mark Norton, Unitec Institute of Technology Master of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MBIE)

A Unitec Institute of Technology Production, 2003, sponsored by the Unitec Department of Management and Marketing (formerly School of Management and Entrepreneurship).

Producers: Melissa Wikaire (screen arts), Chris Loates (technical), Christine Hanley (executive), 

Director: Peter Craven

Learning opportunities

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, February 1). “Enterprise Creativity, Design and Innovation - Unitec APMG 8118” course launches at Unitec in February 2014. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality.  http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/41989269534/

Mellalieu, P. J. (2011, July 18). Welcome to “Innovation and entrepreneurship” - Unitec BSNS 5391 commencing in February 2014. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality.  http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/7744005057/

Related video:

Mellalieu, P. J., & Craven, P. (2004, August). Hatching business: raising economic development through business incubators. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/71888882323/hatching-business-raising-economic-development

Further reading

Frederick, H., Carswell, P., Chaston, I., Thompson, J., Campbell, J., & Pivac, A. (2002). Why are New Zealand entrepreneurs not necessarily wealth creators? In Bartercard New Zealand Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2002 (pp. 32—34). Auckland: New Zealand Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship/Unitec Institute of Technology. http://www.gemconsortium.org/docs/download/717

Mellalieu, P. J. (2011, October 17). How can we create “good jobs”? Book review of Clifton’s “The coming jobs war.” Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved October 17, 2011, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/11565266416/how-can-we-create-good-jobs-book-review-of-cliftons

Frederick, H., Thompson, J., & Mellalieu, P. J. (2004). New Zealand Perspectives of International Entrepreneurship. In L.-P. Dana (Ed.), Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship (pp. 533—549). Cheltenham, GL, UK: Edward Elgar. Retrieved from http://unitec.academia.edu/PeterMellalieu/Papers/1518819/

Bolton, B., & Thompson, J. L. (2013). Entrepreneurs: talent, temperament and opportunity. London: Routledge. http://www.amazon.com/Entrepreneurs-Temperament-Opportunity-Bill-Bolton/dp/0415631882

Frederick, H., O’Connor, A., & Kuratko, D. F. (2013). Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice (3rd ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning. 

Rifai, A. R. M. (2007). The influence of entrepreneurship education on student perceptions of readiness, efficacy and intent for pursuing an entrepreneurial career (A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Unitec Business School). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ. Retrieved from http://worldcat.org/oclc/156668629

Related

Mellalieu, P. J. (2012, January 13). Propositions on Innovation, Creativity, Enterprise and Design. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/15756075750/iced-propositions

Mellalieu, P. J. (2006). Fitness for purpose - Capacity building for enterprise development and entrepreneurship in southern Africa (Special issue on quality assurance in higher education). Lonaka - Bulletin of the Centre for Academic Development, University of Botswana, Botswana, 67–85. Retrieved from http://unitec.academia.edu/PeterMellalieu/Papers/1571464/

This video is the French translation of the introduction to the video link show below.

Cet enregistrement vidéo présente un épisode de l’Entreprise (EMW) MasterWorks enregistrées avec les participants à la Conférence Internationale sur l’Enseignement Supérieur et de Petite / Moyenne Entreprise (PME). Les participants étaient principalement des consultants et des enseignants dans le domaine des petites/moyennes entreprises et de l’entrepreneuriat.

Les objectifs de cet épisode EMW, EMW-015, étaient les suivants:

  • Démontrer le but et les avantages d’un épisode l’Entreprise MasterWorks;
  • Critiquer la valeur de l’approche EMW dans le contexte de l’enseignement supérieur;
  • Éduquer les participants dans les éléments nécessaires à la construction d’un épisode de EMW.

La conférence a été organisée par le Centre Études et Recherche EURO PME, Ecole Supérieur du Commerce, Rennes, France.

Cette vidéo est la traduction française de l’introduction de cette vidéo:

Mellalieu, J. P., & Holland, R. (2013). Tisser les fils de l’innovation, la créativité et l’esprit d’entreprise [Weaving the threads of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship] [Vidéo] (Vol. EMW-015). Rennes, France: MyndSurfers. Récupérée de http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/71680403728/