Educators for Impact

The cultivation of the entrepreneurial mindset is documented as a means to innovate education, to solve societal challenges and introduce novelty into the education sector. Tackling complex societal challenges requires interdisciplinary knowledge and collaboration. However, there are currently a lack of replicable and cross-disciplinary pedagogies for entrepreneurial skills development that can be easily accessed or incorporated into various contexts. In the Educators for Impact Project we believe that entrepreneurial education can and should innovate the curriculum across all higher education disciplines in order to create more employable, self-sustainable and impactful graduates.

The Educators for Impact Project is set to make a substantial contribution in addressing the deficiencies in the development of entrepreneurial competences for educators across all higher education disciplines.

Educators for Impact Project Results

PR1 the Entrepreneurial Training Investigation Report will provide a comprehensive understanding of the needs and benefits of developing educators’ entrepreneurial skills, as a vehicle to embed innovative educational pedagogies transversally and across academic disciplines.

PR2 Entrepreneurial Educators’ Self-assessment Framework will include an assessment criteria to profile ‘entrepreneurial educators’ and assess their needs for training on entrepreneurial competencies and knowledge.

PR3 Entrepreneurial Educators’ Training Programme & Toolkit will facilitate the development of entrepreneurial skills and attitudes among HE educators, translated into their teaching practices through the development and implementation of a modular training programme. The toolkit will form an integral part of the training course and support participating educators in application of their knowledge.

Educators for Impact impacts

HE Educators from Across Disciplines will become acquainted with entrepreneurial pedagogies, incorporate these in their teaching and improve their entrepreneurial skills.

EE Education Students at participating academic’s HEI and more generally at European HEIs will benefit from educators integrating entrepreneurial and innovative concepts, skills and competency development in their courses, enhancing their entrepreneurial skills, self-efficacy and improving their employability in the longer term.

HEIs will benefit from a new training concept and courses that are better aligned to the needs of employers.

Policy makers will benefit from project results which will provide broader insights about the importance of general and systematic incorporation of EE across all HE disciplines.

Project Partners will acquire new strategies, tools and methods and improve the effectiveness and quality of their services, contributing to more entrepreneurial, innovative and engaged universities for impact.

The European HE System will benefit from replicable and cross-disciplinary entrepreneurial and innovative pedagogies for entrepreneurial skills development, leading to an innovation of the HE curricula.