Building a Scholarship of Teaching, Identity & Learning in Entrepreneurship Education


In March 2020, a series of Professional Development Workshops will be lunched by NCEE, supported by ISBE, the workshops are focused towards the role of teaching and scholarly practice in the field of Entrepreneurship/Enterprise Education.

The PDW series responds to calls from the literature field and the EE scholarly community to consider how we develop as academics, and, specifically, as teachers. In the present climate of HEI these issues are increasingly pressing.

This workshop series will enable participants to explore what is good teaching practice and what is expected from undertaking this role, in the context of entrepreneurship education. The importance of how we engage and identify with methods of teaching is being increasingly recognised as an important factor influencing in how we educate, create learning environments and develop our professional identity.

This series of one-day workshops will bring together the Entrepreneurship Educator community to focus on the practice of “teaching, scholarship and professional development” by considering such issues as:

1. What pedagogical practices are we enacting when we talk about “teaching” entrepreneurship?
2. What teaching practices are waiting to be (re)discovered or developed?
3. What is the nature and relevance of our teaching interventions to our students and self?
4. What impact can an educator’s practices have in the classroom and on their own professional development?
5. What does all of the above mean for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)?

The series of four workshops offers an opportunity to share insight into teaching and scholarly practice by providing a supportive and creative space to explore and discuss existing practices and our own professional development as scholars. The workshops are designed to be inclusive to “the sharing of experiences” aiding our ability to learn from one another.

Workshop 1 – Friday 13th March Sensor City, University of Liverpool – “Exploring Entrepreneurship Educator Scholarship: Finding the Voice in academic teaching. Uncovering/ (Re) Discovering Meaning and Value”

Workshop 2 Thursday 30th April, UCLan – “Becoming an Entrepreneurship Educator: Exploring identity, authenticity and reflexivity in our scholarly practice”

Workshop 3: Thursday 24 September, University of York – “Establishing, Growing & Strengthening a Scholarly Career: Creating impact and influencing progression”

Workshop 4: Tuesday 3rd November, Cardiff Metropolitan University (Linked to ISBE annual conference) – “Scholarly / Professional Writing and Institutional norms/expectations: reflexively becoming aware of self and our identity”.

Who are the workshops for?

The workshops will be of interest to anyone teaching (scholar or practitioner) in Entrepreneurship/Enterprise Education in the HE sector, who wishes to reflect more deeply on their teaching practice, their relationship to it and its meaning/impact for their role/identity as educators and/or researchers. The primary focus will be on the self-as-teacher, and so it will be relevant to those teaching other disciplines as well.

Benefits of attending the workshops

• A space to reflect on, and re-engage with your own teaching practice
• Experienced insight from facilitators and speakers
• Innovative, stimulating and provocative activities
• Critical and reflexive discussion on aspects of teaching and professional development
• Networking with other scholars in similar and related fields
• “Planning for action” – suggested steps to take following the workshop
• Learning from high-impact teaching practice
• Innovative ideas to create, support, measure and evaluate teaching and scholarship
• Roles/identities of staff and students in realizing impact through learning
• Ways to grow collective learning and capability across the field
• Potential for shared learning partnerships with students and wider stakeholders.

• Non- NCEE/ISBE members £100 per workshop
• NCEE/ISBE members £80 per workshop
(*Lunch and refreshments included)

For further information and to register to attend please click here.


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