Do we really need yet another educational philosophy?

Just finalized my PhD thesis for the "end seminar", i.e. the final test before I get the PhD badge. After six years I ended...

Entrepreneurial education – a scholarly field with no future

I will never forget the day I met Dénis Gregoire, an entrepreneurship researcher who deliberately stopped doing research in entrepreneurial education. We met in...

Please help me develop a new educational philosophy! I have four...

After six years of action-based research on entrepreneurial education I am about to finalize my doctoral thesis. It will be about value creation as...

“It’s the teachers fault!” Students attacking their entrepreneurial teachers

We humans like when things go our way. When we don’t end up in unexpected trouble, when we don’t end up as prime target...

Bridging the traditional versus progressive education rift

Two years of writing and testing out my ideas in practice in the municipality of Sundsvall, Sweden, have now taken me to finalize an...

Presenting at a webinar for OECD on value creation as pedagogy

Today I will be speaker at a webinar hosted by OECD, topic is a practitioner paper I have done for OECD on Entrepreneurship in...

Three research-informed ideas hopefully contributing to best-in-Sweden for Sundsvall’s schools in...

Tomorrow I am in Sundsvall talking to around 200 school management people.  My task is to give a background on entrepreneurial education / learning,...

How our entrepreneurship students learn and how we can improve assessment...

An intriguing master thesis was completed just before summer by one of our students at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, read it here. The student,...

Slides from Framtidsfrön study and from seminar Göteborgs Stad

Here are some slides from this week's seminars. On Tuesday I presented a study I've done together with Framtidsfrön. The slides are in Swedish....

Slides from biomimetics conference

Tomorrow I am speaker at a conference focusing on biomimetics and interdisciplinary innovation. Here are my slides (in Swedish) from that conference: Gränsöverskridande innovation...

Slides from Gothenburg and Sarpsborg

The last week I have presented my research on two occasions - in Gothenburg (GR Utbildning breakfast meeting) and in Sarpsborg (Norwegian conference on...

Some differences between problem-based learning and entrepreneurial learning

I often hear the statement or question whether entrepreneurial education (or EL - entrepreneurial learning - as it is called in Sweden despite being...

Sundsvall – Sweden’s most entrepreneurial municipality?

I would love to be able to say that my beloved hometown Gothenburg is the most entrepreneurial municipality in Sweden. But after having spent...

Teaching the teachers in entrepreneurial education

Last week I was the teacher for half a day in a course in "entrepreneurial learning" for school teachers in western Sweden. We discussed...

Can emotional intensity levels better explain impact of entrepreneurial education?

The inconclusive results of all attempts made by researchers to determine the impact of entrepreneurial education has vexed me for long now. See examples...

Are students the new oil of innovation systems?

Will students be regarded as a primary resource to rely heavily on in tomorrow's national and regional innovation systems? Today they are rather regarded...

Slides from presenting my research in Rome, Malmö and Umeå

This month I have been around presenting my research on entrepreneurial education on a couple of occasions, summarizing the findings from my newly finalized...

Altruism in education: A paradox driving learning

In my newly finalized licentiat dissertation (find it here), one of the concepts I propose is that of an "altruistic paradox", in that we get...

“Creation Education” – Defining and classifying action-based entrepreneurial education approaches

One of the five main propositions in my newly finished dissertation (read it here) is a classification of four different approaches to action-based entrepreneurial...

Summarizing four years of research into entrepreneurial education in my dissertation

So. Finally after four years my licentiate thesis is finalized, titled "Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies - An Action-Based Approach and Classification in Education". The dissertation is...