Our world is changing fast: new professional styles, the power of networks, unlimited complexity, the desire for self fulfillment and the need to build on a sustainable future. Education has to adapt to these new requirements. Entrepreneurship education is a core answer to handle the transformation from a classical teaching institution to an interdisciplinary, open competence facilitator. It is more than just teaching students how to write a business plan, it is fostering personal attitudes, developing cross-cutting skills, and preparing people to take responsibility for societal requirements and sustainability. Entrepreneurship education is not set-in-stone. It has to adapt and innovate permanently, in light of expectations and needs for the future.
Coneeect has establish an agile learning process to: promote Creativity and innovation in how entrepreneurship is taught, create Opportunities for new cross-campus initiatives, and nurture a learning Network in form of an Educating Entrepreneurship Educator's CommuniTy for cross-European peer-learning, and exchange of good practices in entrepreneurship education.
The one-week training programme targets higher education professionals, from any discipline, who are currently teaching entrepreneurship or who plan to start within the next academic year. The programme will offer knowhow and teaching methods to execute state-of-the-art entrepreneurship courses, and the opportunity to develop new approaches with experienced entrepreneurship educators.
Our participants are committed to pass on what they have learned, for example by teaching new entrepreneurship formats jointly with colleagues or by implementing the newly designed course into their curriculum. Click here to get a flavour of the Coneeect Experience.
A core element of the Coneeect approach is an intensive, one week, experiential workshop programme. The workshops are being delivered in five different European cities, Aberdeen, Lisbon, Munich, Sofia & Tel Aviv. Each training workshop is based on the same core curriculum which has been adapted to capitalize on the local entrepreneurial context. The training week covers the following thematic blocks:
Day 1: Prepare to Teach: Pedagogy, reflective practice and curriculum design
Day 2: Entrepreneurial mindset development: Development, resilience, self-efficacy and growth
Day 3: Creativity and innovation: Identifying, and turning, ideas into opportunities
Day 4: Supporting High Impact Entrepreneurship: Strategies for making a difference
Day 5: The Culture Context of Entrepreneurship: Why understanding culture matters? Developing commitment for action
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The first Coneeect international symposium on entrepreneurship education was held successfully in Berlin, September 10th and 11th, 2015. It has proven an excellent opportunity for all Coneeect partners, faculty and alumni to meet and share their experiences with colleagues from across the globe. The Symposium has seen the launch of the Coneeect open faculty, the Coneeect handbook 1.0 as well as fascinating discussions, posters and the interactive compendium of best practices, tools and techniques.
Please have a look at the event's results and join the Coneeect community!
We would like to invite you to share with us your stories of entrepreneurship education in practice and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurship educators.