INNOVATOR - a Conceptual Model for Innovation

Student thesis: Master programme thesis

  • Jeppe Michael Egendal
  • Heidi Kølle Andersen
  • Carsten Jørgensen
4. term, Master of ICT and Learning (MIL) (Continuing education) (Continuing Education Programme (Master))
This Master´s thesis seeks to design and develop a didactical model,
INNOVATOR, the purpose of which is to facilitate the development
of innovative skills of students in Upper Secondary Schools in Den-
mark. The project seeks to clarify the relationship between learning,
innovation and ICT and explore how these areas can be meaningfully
integrated into the design.

The project is methodically organized within the framework of Design
Based Research and research is conducted in close cooperation with
users and in several iterations. Based on theories on learning, innova-
tion and ICT and using on empirical data obtained through various qu-
alitative methods the project analyzes how students and teacher act,
cooperate and communicate in innovation processes.

The project identifies innovation as a complex concept containing
processes that are sensual,chaotic and iterative. The project’s findings
point to the importance of embodiment and reflection in an innovati-
on process. Finally, the project shows that the use of ICT for concep-
tualization, collaboration, reflection and shared knowledge creation
can support the innovative process and the development of innova-
tive skills of the students. The project therefore ends up developing
a tentative a didactic model that seeks to incorporate reflection and
embodiment in the innovation process along with a number of digital
and analoque technologies.
Publication date28 May 2014
Number of pages138
ID: 198248539