Week 1.1

introduction

secret mission

  • Introduction:

    • Course introduction and group forming

    • Assignment introduction

    • Accessing resources

    • Introduction secret mission

  • Present your group:

    • members

    • backgrounds

    • roles

  • Present idea for Secret Mission

programma


Preparation before class:

    • Accessing resources (individual assignment):
      • Study Resources, "Contacts for Information" and "Inspiration for Business Ideas"
      • Choose a business from one of the mentioned sites that is most inspirational to you
      • Choose a business from one of the mentioned sites that will have exceptional high return on investment (impact) in a:
        • a social way
        • an environmental way
        • a financial way
    • Course introduction (group assignment):
      • Study and discuss Student Manual. Prepare intelligent questions or suggestions for improvement
      • Study and discuss Study Program. Prepare intelligent questions or suggestions for improvement
      • Study and discuss Detailed Learning Objectives. Prepare intelligent questions or suggestions for improvement
      • Group forming (Group Assignment):
        • Form provisional groups of five students according to instructions "Working in Study Groups"
        • Discuss the merits of working in groups among the team members
        • Discuss the country/industry ideas of each of the group members
        • Appoint spokes person and give your group a name
        • Do a free individual Team Role Test (if you haven't done so already)
        • What are the differences between the team role test you just did and the Belbin test
        • Discus the diversity of team roles within your group

      Assignments before class:

      Fill out the questionnaires below, submit latest @ 18.00 hrs the day before class.
      • Individual Assignment "3: Assignment introduction"
        • Have you read the instructions for the Practical Assignment?
        • Do you understand the instructions?
        • Do you have any questions about the instructions?
        • Is this an assignment you are looking forward to?
      • Personal Assignment "4: Accessing resources"
        • Have you studied the resources?
        • Have you found a business that is of great inspiration to you?
        • What business did you believe to be the most inspirational?
        • Why is it inspirational?
        • Where/how did you find that business?
        • Have you found a business with exceptional impact?
        • What business do you believe to have exceptional impact?
        • Why does it have exceptional impact?
        • Where/hoe have you found thatl business?
        • Do you think that this form is more attractive that the previous one?
      • Group assignment "1: Course introduction"
        • Have you studied and discussed the "Student Manual" among the group?
        • What are your intelligent questions about or suggestions for improvement for the "Student Manual"?
        • Have you studied and discussed the "Study Program" among the group?
        • What are your intelligent questions about or suggestions for improvement for the "Study Program"?
        • Have you studied and discussed the "Detailed Learning Objectives" among the group?
        • What are your intelligent questions about or suggestions for improvement for the "Detailed Learning Objectives"?
        • Do you each accept the Teacher - Student agreement (from the student manual)?
        • How do you rate the introduction to the course so far?
      • Group assignment "2: Group forming"
        • Is your group complete?
        • Who are the team members of your provisional group? 
        • Have you all read the paper "working in groups"?
        • Do you all understand what it means to work in groups?
        • What are the benefits of working in groups?
        • What are the drawbacks of working in groups?
        • Has each group member thought of a country and an industry for the practical assignments?
        • What are these?
        • Which of the country/industry combinations would you like to pursue? 
        • Who have you appointed as spokes person for the group?
        • What group name have you chosen?
        • Have you all done your team role test?
        • What are the differences between the Team Role Test and the Belbin Test?
        • What is the outcome of the team role test for each of the team members?
        • What is the situation on diversity within your group?
        • What disciplines/expertise/team roles would you like to add to your group?
        • What are the chances that your group will score high during this course?

      GE 1&2 1.1 Introduction