Revitalizing Entrepreneurship Education

Book description

Within mainstream scholarship, it’s assumed without question that entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education are desirable and positive economic activities. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches and political-philosophical perspectives, critical entrepreneurship studies has emerged to ask the questions which this assumption obscures.

Students of entrepreneurship need to understand why and how entrepreneurship is seen as a moral force which can solve social problems or protect the environment, or even to tackle political problems. It is time to evaluate how such contributions and insights have entered our classrooms. How much – if any – critical discussion and insight enters our classrooms? How do we change when students demand to be taught "how to do it", not to be critical or reflexive?

If educators are to bring alternative perspectives into the classroom, it will entail a new way of thinking. There is a need to share ideas and practical approaches, and that is what the contributions to this volume aim to do and to illuminate new ways forward in entrepreneurship education.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. List of figures
  7. List of tables
  8. Notes on contributors
  9. Foreword: teaching entrepreneurship is walking a tightrope
  10. Foreword: critique, entrepreneurship, practice: a prolegomenon
  11. Prologue: looking to the future: how can we further develop critical pedagogies in entrepreneurship education?
  12. Acknowledgements
  13. PART I Setting the scene
    1. Introduction: challenges for entrepreneurship education
    2. 1 Education or exploitation? Reflecting on the entrepreneurial university and the role of the entrepreneurship educator
  14. PART II On evoking
    1. 2 Entrepreneurship in societal change: students as reflecting entrepreneurs?
    2. 3 The reflexivity grid: exploring conscientization in entrepreneurship education
    3. 4 From entrepreneurship to entrepreneuring: transforming healthcare education
  15. PART III On moving
    1. 5 A space on the side of the road: creating a space for a critical approach to entrepreneurship
    2. 6 Conceptual activism: entrepreneurship education as a philosophical project
  16. PART IV On challenging
    1. 7 Bringing gender in: the promise of critical feminist pedagogy
    2. 8 Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial self: creating alternatives through entrepreneurship education?
    3. 9 Between critique and affirmation: an interventionist approach to entrepreneurship education
  17. PART V On dialogues
    1. 10 Moving entrepreneurship
    2. 11 On vulnerability and possibility in critical entrepreneurship education: mutual learning between students and teachers
  18. Epilogue: critical entrepreneurship education: a form of resistance to McEducation?
  19. Index

Product information

  • Title: Revitalizing Entrepreneurship Education
  • Author(s): Karin Berglund, Karen Verduyn
  • Release date: January 2018
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781315447582