This article, co-written by Professor David Kirby and Simon Gifford, 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 teaching “for” entrepreneurship, the skills and expertise required by the teacher, the teaching context and what teachers can do to overcome some of the constraints on provision.
It suggests that teachers have three options namely Do it Yourself, Team up, or use an Online Programme Manager. It concludes by stressing that both institutions and teachers need themselves to be entrepreneurial by taking the initiative and launching a programme – rather than waiting for the “perfect” moment.
Universities are increasingly being required to instil an entrepreneurial mindset in their students as a valuable life-skill that not only helps in launching new ventures but also makes students more employable. This article talks about the why and how of the entrepreneurial university.
Putting the uni in unicorn: how universities can do more to foment entrepreneurship and new venture creation.