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Transform.Ed Briefing #40
Inside the Briefing: Effectuation, innovation, and adaptability - bridging the gap between education and entrepreneurship.
Later this month, UNESCO is set to host its 9th UNESCO-APEID meeting on Entrepreneurship Education in China. The meeting is expected to assess the influence of universities and TVET institutions in fostering future entrepreneurs.
In general, there is skepticism around the efficacy of education in fostering entrepreneuship. Many accomplished entrepreneurs like Walt Disney, Bill Gates and others dropped out of formal education to successfully pursue their passion. Unlike the conventional education systems that heavily rely on causal approach with pre-determined goals and clear milestones, entrepreneurs use effectual reasoning, which helps them leverage the current knowledge resources and adapt their goals over time.
Research suggests that a shift in focus towards learning approaches like natural/unguided learning, experiential learning, and collaborative innovation can help the modern education programmes to stay relevant. Last week, we asked our readers what role education plays in fostering entrepreneurship. 50% of respondents believed that education fuels innovation, while the remaining half was equally split over recognizing the importance of teaching business and financial skills and promoting entrepreneurial culture.
In our efforts to ensure education supports entrepreneurship, the following questions demand attention: How can educational programs strike a balance between causal approach and fostering the dynamism and adaptability required for entrepreneurship? Are there any emerging trends or approaches to education that align with the evolving nature of entrepreneurship in the current era? Considering the importance placed on "driving innovation", how can curricula be redesigned to foster innovative mindsets?
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