An experienced entrepreneur and educator, Colin Jones has written this book to help entrepreneurship educators pause and reflect upon their students' learning, and therefore their own responsibilities as educators. He advocates a student-centric way to teach entrepreneurship and to building the curriculum. He shakes up the reader's thinking and invites discussion on an experiential learning approach, to engage students in learning about entrepreneurship.
This book is deliberatively provocative, and awakens another level of thinking on how to teach entrepreneurship. It will be required reading for entrepreneurship educators and those building a university entrepreneurship programme for years to come.
Colin Jones, School of Management, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Contents: Foreword by Allan Gibb Introduction Part I: Scoping the Issues 1. Your Teaching Philosophy 2. Entrepreneurship Education 3. The Ontological Dilemma Part II: The Nature of Our Students' Learning 4. The Reasonable Adventurer 5. Student Diversity 6. The Learning Environment 7. The Resource Profile Part III: Being Entrepreneurial 8. The Art of Selling 9. Evaluating Ideas 10. Business Plans Part IV: Towards an Ecology of Learning 11. Accounting for Interaction Appendices References Index