Research workshop on Entrepreneurship Education


‘Progressing through and reaching beyond boundaries in entrepreneurship education’.

Hosted by the Centre for Enterprise & Innovation at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH

1200 – 1600, Wed. 27 November 2019
Venue: Edith Murphy Building [EM] 1.07

External participants should meet in the Hugh Aston Building Reception for 1200

The workshop will explore ‘Progressing through and reaching beyond boundaries’ in entrepreneurship education (EE). Entrepreneurial education should be a seamless transition for the learner, but in reality there are often boundaries of educational levels, curricula, departments, and separations of conceptual and practical learning. The workshop will explore how research can inform and assist in:

  • Progressing through educational and age levels, from school to university and lifelong learning;
  • Intersubjective learning between disciplines and subjects, and beyond business and management;
  • Innovative approaches to learning and design (pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy);
  • Different kinds of learning spaces, sites and organisations;
  • Intercultural and international learning across boundaries.


  • Professor David Rae, Director, CEI will facilitate the workshop.
  • Dr Elena Ruskovaara, Director of Entrepreneurship Education, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland and Senior Visiting Research Fellow, CEI
  • Professor Malcolm Hoare, Visiting Professor in Enterprise Education, CEI
  • Dr Oluwasoye Mafimisebi, Lecturer in Strategic Management, CEI

Short contributions on the day will be welcome.

Lunch, 1200-1245: Buffet & networking


  • Introduction – Prof David Rae
  • Dr Elena Ruskovaara: ‘Learning from Enterprise education policy initiatives in Finland: lessons for ‘progressing through and reaching beyond’

Quick questions

  • Prof Malcolm Hoare: ‘Enterprise Education -Unlocking the potential for empowerment and social justice through lifelong learning’

Quick questions

1400 -1415 Break

  • Dr Oluwasoye Mafimisebi: ‘Entrepreneurship Education – moving between African and UK contexts’
  • Questions & discussion on the theme of progressions through and beyond boundaries
  • Developing future research agendas, projects, practicalities and collaborations
  • Conclusion and progression.

1600: Close

The workshop is supported by the Research in Enterprise Education (REntEd) Community of Interest Group, in partnership with ISBE & EEUK

Cost: Free for ISBE and EEUK members. £125 for non-members.

To register for this event, please click here.


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