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Table 3 Course program of the EARTH design

From: Educational Action Research and Triple Helix principles in entrepreneurship education: introducing the EARTH design to explore individuals in Triple Helix collaboration

Week (1) Course curriculum (2) Learning goals (3) Triple helix actors (4) Action research and mixed methods
1 Introduction to the course themes and the EARTH design. Examples of former student projects in the course. Students test DISC and team roles for team building. The student is able to understand the theories and context for the IPT course and discuss different types of innovative ideas based on concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship. Teacher Students Teacher: observation notes on interactions in own course Quantitative survey
2 Students create competence cards. Theories of effectuation and competence-based innovation. Entrepreneur discusses results from DISC and team role tests. The student is able to identify and describe different types of competencies originating from education and from daily life. Teacher students researcher + entrepreneur Researcher: observation notes on interactions between students and entrepreneur
3 Team building, team roles, idea development based on innovation theory and competencies in team. Challenges from organizations (presentations). The student is able to develop ideas in teams based on competencies. Teacher Students Researcher +Person[s) from external organization w/challenge Researcher: observation notes on teams working with organizational challenges
4 Focus on team roles and teamwork; expectations, values, competencies, and ideas. Student instructors present own innovation project. The student is to able to understand aspects of teamwork and team roles and to discuss how the team proceeds in order to perform. Instructors Students Researcher Researcher: observation notes on interactions
5 Each student team must choose their innovation project. Academy presents business model canvas, and cases are analyzed in exercises together with the entrepreneur. The student is able to evaluate ideas and criteria for choosing valuable idea Teacher students + entrepreneur + academy Teacher: observation notes on interactions in own course
6 Focus on business and project plans. Academy presents practices on business plans. Project management and exercises. The student is able to evaluate and plan for the realization of ideas. Teacher, students, researcher + academy Researcher: observation notes on interactions
7 Market analysis, surveys, and interview for customer and user analysis. Network relations. Students' midterm evaluation on the course The student is able to do research on ideas and to contact relevant people and organizations in order to collaborate. Teacher students researcher + entrepreneur Researcher observation notes on interactions
8 Student instructors have workshops with each student team The student is able to discuss ideas and receive feedback from experienced students Instructors Students Researcher Instructors guide teams. Researcher: interviews 35 teams
9 Economy and resources, fundraising, making budgets. Seminar on startup processes and business by Public Support organization. The student is able to analyze the financial aspects of ideas as well as other forms of resources. Teacher students + public support organization Teacher: observation notes on interaction in own course
10 Realization and organization. Student teams peer-review another team’s project. Entrepreneur gives feedback. The student is able to see how to exploit ideas and to discuss other ideas. Teacher students + entrepreneur Teacher: observation notes on own course interactions.
11 Communication of ideas and projects, planning, marketing. Startup organization presents on pitching. The student is able to present and pitch ideas and to plan communication and marketing aspects of ideas. Teacher Students +Startup organization Teacher observation notes on own course interactions
12 Teams finish writing plans. Instructors have workshops with teams. Students create competence card version2. Course Evaluation. The student is able to finish the written plan for the idea and to evaluate on new competencies generated from the course experiences. Instructors Students Researcher Researcher: observation notes on interactions Quantitative survey repeated
13 Teams pitch projects course competition with student opponents. Entrepreneur and instructors judge. End Evaluation The student is able to present and pitch ideas in teams and to review other ideas. Teacher students instructors + entrepreneur Researcher: observation notes on interactions