Teaching online: some tips to get you started.

Mashauri responds to the COVID-19 crisis by offering some tips to newbie online educators by way of a free e-book. As COVID-19 spreads, schools and universities are being shut down and teachers asked to give their courses online. Although there are many experienced online educators, if you are one of the many who are being…

The future of education and work

Future of education and work

At the end of 2019 I was invited to a summit in London discussing the future of education and work, hosted by HolonIQ. It was a fascinating and inspiring event with hypotheses supported by a strong fact base and a range of presentations by organisations operating at the leading edge of the industry. I decided to…

Invigorating entrepreneurship and innovation at universities

Invigorating entrepreneurship

Do you think that innovation and entrepreneurship and creativity should be somehow linked in a higher education institution? Do you think they are linked in your university or college? Some interesting research by T. Pitso conducted in Scandinavia and South Africa suggests that this is generally not the case. There is a citation and link…

Teaching entrepreneurship – an instructor’s perspective

Author: Simon Gifford: Mashauri Limited Significant contribution: Professor David A. Kirby: Consultant. Executive Summary This article complements earlier articles on the purpose of entrepreneurial education and whether it can be taught. Here we focus on how it can be taught and the effectiveness of different types of teaching. It outlines the key elements required for…

Should an entrepreneurial education be offered to all university students?

Entrepreneurship education should be taught to all students

From the student perspective, the answer is certainly “yes”; and from the perspective of the institution the answer is probably a “yes” as well.  Introduction I need to start with a disclaimer: the last 6 years of my life have been focussed on developing Mashauri: an education platform for universities to enable them to offer…