I’ve been busy preparing an innovative course with Dr. Arthur Harkins and corresponding colleagues at FLACSO México that deals with moving “from information to innovative knowledge.” The course is offered in the Innovation Studies and Liberal Studies programs at the University of Minnesota; and will be offered concurrently by FLACSO México. The course will meet twice per week for eight weeks this summer, and will involve real-time seminar activities (via Acrobat Connect, Skype, etc.) with our counterparts in Mexico City once per week. Asynchronous learning outside of the classroom will take place via a course blog and wiki.
This seminar focuses on the development and application of knowledge and innovation capital within competitive national and global contexts. The pedagogy is simulation based, utilizing a dynamic knowledge model managed by you, the student, to develop knowledge creatively and apply it innovatively within contexts ranging from the personal to the global. The seminar is intended to bring forward a wide range of literature, perspectives, and practical simulations on innovative knowledge development and its application to personal and organizational innovations.
Knowledge of Spanish is useful for the course, but not necessary. IS/LS students can register through UMN One Stop.