Innovation and entrepreneurship skills are important issues that need to be mastered today to produce an effective 21st-century society. Some universities offer degrees or other courses in these subjects, whilst others incorporate these topics in a variety of different degrees. But whatever approach the university takes these topics are quite challenging to teach, and also difficult to research. Courses and modules on these subjects are often quite theoretical and often they neither deliver the practical knowhow required nor do they inspire our students to become innovators or entrepreneurs. Fortunately, some good work is being done in this field in various parts of the world and this annual competition highlights such initiatives.
If you are involved in the teaching of innovation and/or entrepreneurship, we invite you to participate in the 2nd EDHE Learning and Teaching Excellence Awards to showcase new ideas and new approaches for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education.
Applicants wishing to participate in the awards must be affiliated to a South African Higher Education Institution, and must first submit a 250-word abstract of an innovative credit-bearing programme, module or initiative at their institution. These abstracts will be adjudicated and shortlisted, following which the successful applicants selected into Round 2 will be required to draft a 6000-word case study describing their programme and its outcomes. During the final round in November the top finalists will be invited to deliver a 10-minute presentation to a panel of judges, followed by the announcement of the top 3 and overall winner at the annual EDHE Awards event in Johannesburg on the 1st of December 2023.