Entrepreneurship in Education: What, Why, When, How

We often talk about the benefits of entrepreneurial learning beyond business creation. Much of our understanding of this concept started with this paper, published by the OECD.

This report discusses many of the opportunities with entrepreneurship in education, such as its capacity to trigger deep learning and instill engagement, joy, motivation, confidence, and feelings of relevancy among students, but also its stated and, to some extent, evidenced effects on job creation, economic success, renewal, and innovation for individuals, organizations, and society at large. The many challenges have also been discussed, such as lack of support, time and resources in educational institutions, assessment difficulties for both teachers and researchers, definitional confusion partly due to absence of a progression approach, the considerable challenges any novel educational reform faces, and the lack of firm advice to teachers searching for answers to the crucial question of learning-by doing-what?

Read the full paper here.