Learning Innovation for Enterprise (LIFE) programmes wins European Award for innovation in teaching and learning
DCU Business School’s first year ‘Learning Innovation for Enterprise (LIFE)’ programme has won the ECIU Team Award for innovation in teaching and learning by the European Consortium of Innovative Universities.
The LIFE programme was launched in September 2019 as part of DCU Business School’s redesigned first year curriculum. The programme is based around business in all its forms and entrepreneurship. All first year DCU Business School students complete the LIFE module and it’s an integral, foundational part of our curriculum.
Students learn the A-Z of business in all its forms through Hackathons, online learning, conference seminars, applied projects, reflective writing and through getting out there and hearing directly from businesses. Over the course of one year, students understand and experience entrepreneurship as it applies to multiple business situations, including family businesses, startups and social enterprises, right through to large corporations.
The LIFE module won an AACSB Innovations that Inspire 2020 award earlier this year.
We congratulate Dr Roisin Lyons, Dr Peter Robbins, Dr Philip O’Donnell and Catherine Faherty on this programme delivery team.
About the evaluation committee
The evaluation committee consisted of Asta Daunoriene, Head of EDU Lab, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Kaunas University of Technology), Frank van den Berg, Senior Educational Consultant, Centre of Expertise in Learning and Teaching (University of Twente), Paola Lamiceli, Pro Rector for Teaching and Learning, CLab Trento (University of Trento), Alessandro Rossi, Associate Professor of Management and ECIU Team Award 2019 second place winner (University of Trento).