Framing the Brain for Learning

August 7, 2015

For an educator, the gold standard of learning is  getting students to a point where the learning is happening effortlessly and eagerly. And, that is the value of storytelling. It makes the brain more receptive to comprehension and retention, leading to better learning outcomes. Storytelling helps frame the brain for learning.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning

First Year Student Success Course: The Home for Entrepreneurial Mindset Education

February 15, 2015

If community colleges equip students with an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey, students will be more engaged and take ownership of their own success, academically and beyond. Hence, the best home for an entrepreneurial mindset education is within a first-year student success course where there is significant evidence of a large-scale impact on student persistence, credential completion or transfer.

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Human Potential, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

“Entrepreneurial Mindset” Bolsters Inventive Entrepreneur

February 12, 2014

Entrepreneur John Wesley Davolt, of Independence, Kansas, was well into the product development phase when he decided to take the “Entrepreneurial Mindset” course at Independence Community College (ICC) in the fall of 2012. The new course, taught by well-known Independence business advisor and academic Jim Correll, is rooted in the Ice House Entrepreneurship curriculum, which sheds traditional approaches that emphasize market research, financing, and business plans. Instead, the Ice House program focuses on critical thinking,…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education

Students Gain From Building the Entrepreneurship Mindset

October 15, 2014

At community colleges across the country, the academic tradition of relying on lectures to dispense knowledge is being displaced by engaging students in activities designed to help them discover knowledge through real-life experiences. Nowhere is this shift in the education approach more evident than at NACCE member colleges, where faculty are using exciting new ways to bring the entrepreneurial mindset to their students, to fellow faculty members across the college, and to the community at large. Download…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Student Engagement, Student Success