The entrepreneurship curriculum is catching on in schools around the globe

Study International | July 12, 2019

Is entrepreneurship the answer to creating job-ready students? Ten years ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said: “Innovation and entrepreneurship provide a way forward for solving the global challenges of the 21st century, building sustainable development, creating jobs, generating renewed economic growth and advancing human welfare.” Proponents of the entrepreneurship curriculum still believe this to be true. While traditional subjects provide foundational knowledge to students, they may not necessarily be enough to prepare them for a future that’s vastly different from now. Many jobs will be lost to automation, and technological advancements will mean the creation of new jobs, which suggests some of the skills prized today may not necessarily be important in the future.  Students will need to sharpen the skills that make them uniquely human, such as their creativity and critical thinking skills, to stand out from the crowd, and entrepreneurship education can equip students with that unique mode of thinking and more.

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Education institutions, like all service organizations in the digital information era, must seek every means to enhance quality of service delivery and drive efficiency and cost-savings. In other words, the journey for the digital transformation in education should lead to a broader vision that enables constant innovation and enhancement of teaching and learning; it must also improve the operational efficiencies of administrative and management services for students, educators, and the community.Our observations of forward-thinking education institutions show that the right integration of pedagogy and technology with the strategic vision of the school or university is essential for the return on investment and continued success of digital initiatives.

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Education institutions, like all service organizations in the digital information era, must seek every means to enhance quality of service delivery and drive efficiency and cost-savings. In other words, the journey for the digital transformation in education should lead to a broader vision that enables constant innovation and enhancement of teaching and learning; it must also improve the operational efficiencies of administrative and management services for students, educators, and the community.Our observations of forward-thinking education institutions show that the right integration of pedagogy and technology with the strategic vision of the school or university is essential for the return on investment and continued success of digital initiatives.

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