Lessons learned by educator and students through experiential entrepreneurship

Simmons, Marcus orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-6180-7105 (2021) Lessons learned by educator and students through experiential entrepreneurship. Industry & Higher Education, 35 (4). pp. 454-459. ISSN 0950-4222

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This account of practice describes an experiential learning approach used for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship education in a UK higher education setting. Module design and delivery insights describe the methods employed by an entrepreneur turned educator to facilitate learning via popup shop / event activities financed by a £50 seed fund. Feedback showed the approach was highly valued by students who reported significant personal development and enhanced entrepreneurial understanding. Considerably improved student attainment was also measured. The educator reflects on how his experiences as an entrepreneur helped shape the activities and their delivery, and the impact on his own pedagogical and academic development.

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