This webinar was organised by OneHE Mindsets. The presentation offered an overview of the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) programme, explaining what it involves and offering some key insights from its implementation with a number of courses at Robert Gordon University. The Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA - https://www.sie.ac.uk/sisa/) is a programme that aims to help students develop innovation and reflection. SISA issues certificates to students for three award levels: 1 (Future Thinker), 2 (Innovation Catalyst) and 3 (Innovative Champion). SISA adds value to the work academics are doing to help students identify and appreciate the competencies they are developing via their curriculum studies, and to understand why these competencies are important for their future. This experience is scaffolded with an "outside experience" that gives the students the chance to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to "perform" using these competencies. It allows the students to reflect on how they will use these competencies in the workplace and how they communicate them to employers, and it is this insight that can give them a competitive advantage.
BREMNER, P.A.M. and DAVIDSON, A. 2020. Students innovating and reflecting: Scottish Innovative Student Awards. Presented at Enhancing students' innovation and reflection skills: the SISA programme, 1 July 2020, webinar. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/enhancing-students-innovation-and-reflection-skills-the-sisa-programme