‘Progressing through and reaching beyond boundaries in entrepreneurship education’

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Centre for Enterprise & Innovation – Leicester Castle Business School

On behalf of the Research in Enterprise Education Community of Interest

We hosted the Research workshop on Entrepreneurship Education 27 November:

‘Progressing through and reaching beyond boundaries in entrepreneurship education’

The workshop explored how entrepreneurship education (EE) and related research , can inform, assist and evaluate educational design and practices, in enabling learners, learning and educators to move across such boundaries as:

  • Educational and age levels – progressions through school, college, university and lifelong learning;
  • Intersubjective learning between disciplines and subjects: beyond business and management;
  • Innovative pedagogical, andragogical and heutagogical approaches in learning and design;
  • Different kinds of learning spaces, sites and organisations;
  • Internationally, across national and EU-UK borders.

The speakers were:

  • Professor David Rae, Director, CEI
  • Dr Elena Ruskovaara, Director of Entrepreneurship Education, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland and Visiting Senior Research fellow at LCBS spoke on Learning from Enterprise education policy initiatives in Finland: lessons for ‘progressing through and reaching beyond’
  • Professor Malcolm Hoare, Visiting Professor, CEI spoke on Enterprise Education and Lifelong Learning – Unlocking the potential for empowerment and social justice
  • Dr Oluwasoye Mafimisebi, Senior Lecturer, CEI spoke on Entrepreneurship Education: Moving Between African and UK Contexts

The workshop closed with a plenary session to develop research project ideas and collaborations across boundaries. It has already led to new research relationships and ideas.

The Research in Enterprise Education Community of Interest (REntEd) is run jointly by the Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK). This was the second event since its launch in April 2019 at Coventry University.

The event was well attended by 24 people, from 8 Universities.

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