11 On vulnerability and possibility in critical entrepreneurship education

Mutual learning between students and teachers

Anna Wettermark, André Kårfors, Oskar Lif, Alice Wickström, Sofie Wiessner and Karin Berglund

Introduction

Every time we go in to teach we take a deep breath before entering the classroom and remind ourselves that one or two students in there are likely to know more about the subject than we do. This could be because of their previous experiences and knowledge, or because their gaze from the outside is sharper than ours. At times this exposure of our vulnerability is intimidating for us – we want to be “good”, knowledgeable teachers who make a real contribution. At other times we see outstanding students as a resource and a ...

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