If you are a practicioner of action-based entrepreneurship education at a university you might have been confronted with critics stating that practice (of That kind) does not belong in a university setting (or any variation on that theme). Well, next time that happens, go get some help from the philosophers of education. For example you can recite Mr Learning-by-doing – John Dewey. For Dewey, learning and knowledge were closely linked to successful action in the world. Dewey stated some important factors of learning that often are omitted, such as the ethical, the aesthetic and interestingly the conative factors. Contemporary philosophers also offer help – Winch has focused his philosophical studies on the crucial role that training plays in learning. Read an excellent article by Paul Hager at University of Technology in Sydney on this topic here.


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