Sunday July 15, 2012 10:45am - 12:15pm
@ Wicklow Hall 1
This session advances thought leadership in entrepreneurship education and proposes a new model of "action-based, entrepreneurship education" as the way forward for SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) students.
Led by the Innovation Academy UCD, this highly-interactive session brings together a multi-disciplinary team of academics and practitioners, from across Europe, to identify, debate and develop best-practice in entrepreneurship education for SET students. Speakers include representatives from: Innovation Academy UCD; UCD College of Engineering & Architecture; TU Delft; Lancaster University (UK); KARIM Network (Interreg IVB NWE); Paris Region Innovation Centre (PRICE); CAL4INO
During this session speakers and delegates will:
- Deconstruct conventional definitions of entrepreneurial activity and education, focusing on the potential of innovative, action-based learning models to promote students’ ability to think and act entrepreneurially. This approach will be demonstrated through delegate participation in a team-based, action-learning challenge.
- Identify best-practice in entrepreneurship education, drawing on the practices of leading European institutions, from undergraduate to PhD level. The emphasis is on innovative methods, student feedback and the associated entrepreneurial activities and outputs.
- Consider the challenges of action-based, entrepreneurial education models, focusing particularly on localized delivery/context, metrics and relevance to industry employers, particularly SME’s. Delegate participation via a round table discussion is invited with a particular emphasis on identifying solutions.