Mandatory training

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog, Good reads | No Comments

Last week I received a number of people sent me a link to this article in the Globe and Mail which postulates “Should entrepreneurship be mandatory for professors?” I thought it was an interesting question.

What would our university classrooms look like if professors had their prerequisites in entrepreneurship? Would we have to change more than just the professors to accommodate these new ideas? Could we really measure the return? Would we have to change the student mindset toward education too?

I teach the Entrepreneurship course at Guelph and I will admit that I regularly use my course as a laboratory for new instructional techniques. Some work, some definitely don’t but if we’re truly going to be “entrepreneurial teachers” then we have to be comfortable with a little failure, don’t you think?

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