The course timeline is one year and this includes the time that has been contributed to OCTA Innovation initiatives.
Innovation Studies are based on three pillars: face-to-face education, learning-by-doing and distance/online learning. The number of students on the programme is not limited.
Each part of the course involves focused participation and ongoing communications and contributions. Also, more or less formal discussions and engagement on innovation themes with other local, regional and international innovation experts, island public and private stakeholders and with international experts and practitioners in the European Union, and other organisations currently developing innovative practices in relevant areas, non-governmental organization representatives, and facilitated debate within the Innovation Studies community.
The development of relevant innovation skills – to enable participants to facilitate and coordinate systemic innovation in their own OCT, in the region or on the selected team and other contexts – is the core feature of the programme.
The educational philosophy of the innovation Studies respect the abilities of adult learners to focus their own study according to their interests and experiences. Within the Studies framework outlined, all aspects of the programme are open to agreement between Team Leader and learners. Peer support and mutual support and engagement are important features of the Studies.
In addition an interest for further professional development, commitment to developing innovation at the overseas countries and territories is absolutely vital,