Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st International Conference on Business Management

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Teaching Open Innovation based on LSP: a practical experience
María de-Miguel-Molina, Blanca de-Miguel-Molina, José Albors-Garrigós, María-del-Val Segarra-Oña

Last modified: 21-07-2015

Abstract


Teaching Open innovation is possible in a wide range of disciplines. For asking this question, a literature review is provided using social network analysis. Moreover, we have performed a practical experience focused on the use of this approach for the students of Public Administration Management, as it links perfectly with the idea of Open Government and the participation of citizens in the improvement and creation of public services. For this purpose, we have used Lego® Serious Play® (LSP) as an innovative educational tool that can contribute to promoting open innovation. We have incorporated the LSP methods in our practical labs of Bachelor courses and, in this paper, we analyse specifically the experiences held with a sample of 35 students after two years. For this part we have applied a content analysis of their reports as well as a test based on a Likert scale. Our experience with this method has been positive and we have achieved a higher efficiency in the learning objectives as well as the group innovation drive. We can conclude that this tool was helpful to experience with concepts related to open innovation.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ICBM.2015.1353


Keywords


Open innovation; Lego Serious Play; creativity; education; public administration

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