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Apparently, we’re among the first to build a social media platform for research

Yesterday I finished writing a full paper about the research tool LoopMe that I've been working on for six years now (see www.loopme.io). While LoopMe has been briefly described in a number of articles...

MethodTech: There must be a better way to do research than surveys, interviews and...

It is a well established fact that IT is reshaping just about every single field of human activity. But one thing that has remained surprisingly stable is research methodology in social sciences. Social science...

How teachers can escape being caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

I just finished an article summarizing five years of work with six in-depth empirical studies on entrepreneurship education, enterprise education and value creation education. The six studies involved 928 participating students who in total...

Unguided Discovery Learning, Heavily Guided Instruction and Productive Failure

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT another senseless defense of the overhyped "fail fast" mantra. Of late I’ve been often caught in heavy crossfire amid the (socio) constructivists and the (neo)instructivists. So far this turf war is mainly unfolding in...

Meet an emerging method guru in entrepreneurship

Late last year Yashar Mansoori defended his licentiate thesis at Chalmers University in Sweden. The focus was on entrepreneurial methods. Opponent was Steffen Korsgaard at Aarhus University. The interesting thing about this thesis is...

Educators collaborating instead of competing, anyone?

Having spent the last 4 years travelling across the UK talking to a whole variety of education establishments, one thing always struck me as odd. It was the number of times I would talk...

Do winners become cheaters?

For many young people, competitions are perhaps the most recognisable, frequent and formative experiences of 'enterprise.' So this research, which explores the effects of winning in competitions should be of interest to enterprise educators. Researchers Amos Schurr...

Time for a ‘Post Crash EntEd Society’?

If you've not come across the Post Crash Economics Society, then take a look. It was started by a group of students from The University of Manchester who believe that 'the content of the...

Critique of ‘entrepreneurship as solution’ to ‘working class deficit.’

Sociology PhD Kirsty Morrin critiqued entrepreneurship policy and practice during a special edition of Radio 4s Thinking Allowed programme. The programme, presented by Laurie Taylor, explored the ideas of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, famous for establishing...

Team Academy – a Finnish educational export

One of the world's most diffused models of entrepreneurship education comes from Jyväskylä in Finland. A city with a population slightly above 100.000, it is the birthplace of Team Academy, a Finnish educational concept...

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