If universities want to promote innovation at undergraduate level, they too need to be innovative and break away from traditional approaches of teaching and learning.
This was the overriding message of the panellists who spoke on How might innovation be encouraged at the undergraduate level and across disciplines, at the5th Executive Leadership Workshop of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme, that recently concluded in Cape Town.
EDHE, a Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) initiative, is administered by Universities South Africa (USAf), the umbrella body of South Africa’s 26 public universities. Twenty-four of them attended the workshop.
The panellists at this session were three deputy vice-chancellors (DVCs) and one deputy dean. All three stressed fresh and new thinking as the way to encourage the same in their students.