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This free 6 week course is for anyone who wants to make a difference. Whether you are already familiar with the field of social innovation or social entrepreneurship, working for an organization that wants to increase its social impact, or just starting out, this course will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions. We will debunk common assumptions around what resources are needed to begin acting as a social innovator. We will learn from the numerous examples of social innovations happening all over the world. You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone and start engaging with the diverse spaces around you. By the end of the course, you will have formed your own approach to social innovation, and you will have begun to develop the concepts, mindset, skills, and relationships that will enable you to start and evolve as a changemaker. You will be able to purchase a Verified Certificate if you wish to show evidence of your achievements, but this is optional, and you may apply for Financial Aid if you are unable to pay the certificate fee. The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship co-created this course with RLabs, a social movement ‘born-and-bred’ in Bridgetown, Cape Town that is now active in 22 countries. The movement empowers youth through innovative and disruptive technology by teaching them vital skills and providing much needed support and a sense of community. Advocating and supporting initiatives such as RLabs forms part of the Bertha Centre’s mandate. The Centre is a specialised unit at University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, and is the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. You can view the course trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcWYG64WO20 Tweet about this course using the hashtag #socinnMOOC...
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What's our problem?

Welcome to Becoming a changemaker! This week, we distinguish between simple, complicated and complex problems. Social innovation takes place in complex systems and complex systems have complex or “wicked” problems, like the kinds of problems the world is trying to tackle right now such as climate change, HIV Aids and other pandemics, poverty and inequality. A complex system has many variables or elements such as different sorts of people, material and rules and those elements of the system are interacting with each other so much that the complexity increases exponentially. So the work of complexity is about bringing yourself into the system, engaging with it, living with it and innovating in yourself as you innovate in that system that you’re working in. You can’t look at the whole system but you can look at more than one piece of it. The more you start to bring in different parts of the systems, you can then start to connect those in ways that they weren’t connected before. ...
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10 个视频(共 59 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video10 个视频
About this course4分钟
RLabs: Journey of Hope Part 17分钟
What is Social Innovation?4分钟
Simple, complicated and complex6分钟
Wicked problems4分钟
The 5 Whys4分钟
Case study: Mothers2mothers8分钟
Reflecting with RLabs: problems10分钟
Week 1 Peer Assignment guidance5分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Meet your instructors10分钟
How this course works10分钟
What to expect in week 110分钟
RLabs: Empowering Unlikely Innovators10分钟
Week 1 recommended readings10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 1: Test your knowledge8分钟

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What do we have to work with?

One of the hallmarks of very innovative organizations and people is that they see resources where other people don’t, and they can bring those resources to bear to create new innovative solutions. There’s transformative power in shifting from looking at needs, gaps, and what’s wrong, to appreciating strengths, resources and what’s right. Through developing a strength-based mindset and an appreciative approach you can discover hidden or underused resources. These resources might be people, kinds of knowledge and expertise, time, and physical spaces. As soon as you start seeing resources all around you, not only can you move forward but you become energised and hopeful, and creative things start to happen. You’ll find that you might be a lot richer than you think in terms of what you have to start building your own social innovation with....
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6 个视频(共 39 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video6 个视频
Discovering resources3分钟
Appreciative inquiry6分钟
Case study: The Street Store5分钟
Finding hidden resources6分钟
Reflecting with RLabs: resources10分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
What to expect in week 210分钟
Week 2 recommended readings10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 2: Graded quiz16分钟

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Getting out of your comfort zone

By nature the world of social innovation is made of crossing boundaries, bringing together different actors, resources, spaces, but it can be overwhelming. Part of our challenge on the journey to becoming changemakers is to learn how to become comfortable with discomfort and how in the social innovation space where you take yourself into spaces and you surround yourself with people that you normally do not engage with. Understanding how we define differences using cultural, sociological, psychological and spiritual lenses and what the nature of the differences is helps to develop tools for getting out of your comfort zone. It takes a little bit of courage because it makes you uncomfortable, but that’s how you build the competencies, the personal resilience to engage with difference when we do go and drive for innovations or we look to make differences in communities that are unlike us or operate in a different way. ...
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7 个视频(共 47 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video7 个视频
Bricolage: recombining ideas and people3分钟
Thinking about difference7分钟
Engaging difference3分钟
Negotiating difference8分钟
Reflecting with RLabs: comfort zones12分钟
Week 3 peer assessment4分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
What to expect in week 310分钟
Week 3 recommended readings10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 3 practice quiz12分钟

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Innovating by design

A number of methodologies and processes can help generate ideas and creative opportunities, and some of these have been used in business to generate new products and services, and are starting to be applied in social innovation. Human-centred design is incredibly important, and the Design Thinking process allows you to start early and wherever you are with whatever you’ve got. Design Thinking has evolved as a way to respond to deeper user insights, to connect more with people and with communities so that we can actually design solutions that are human-centred. Design Thinking is not just about products, but also helps create new processes, new systems, new services, and importantly even user experiences. Following a Design Thinking process will help you iterate and test your solution with end users, with an emphasis on failing early and often through trying things out and prototyping. Powerful Design Thinking methodology can help you to come up with human-centred design solutions that manifest economic viability, technical feasibility and social desirability in your social innovation. ...
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9 个视频(共 53 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video9 个视频
Generating ideas3分钟
Design thinking principles7分钟
Design thinking steps3分钟
Design thinking case studies5分钟
Discussing design thinking7分钟
Reflecting with RLabs: design in social innovation10分钟
Week 4 Peer Assignment guidance4分钟
Week 4 peer assessment artefact feedback4分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
What to expect in week 410分钟
Week 4 recommended readings10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 4 practice quiz10分钟
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创建者 SIFeb 11th 2018

Highly recommended for the change agents who have no background in social entrepreneurship. This course will walk you through step by step into changing the system for the better of humanity habitats.

创建者 OMJun 5th 2018

This is a very effective course for anyone who would like to be an innovator or an entrepreneur. It helps with the knowledge and foundation of the necessary skills needed for social innovation.

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François Bonnici

Director
Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Warren Nilsson

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Marlon Parker

Founder
RLabs

关于 University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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