In search of entrepreneurial competencies: Peripheral vision and multidisciplinary inspiration

Penaluna, Andrew and Penaluna, Kathryn (2020) In search of entrepreneurial competencies: Peripheral vision and multidisciplinary inspiration. Industry and higher educaiton. ISSN 2043-6858

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This paper returns to the question of whether business schools alone can meet the challenges of enhancing creativity and innovation in entrepreneurial education. Policy makers have side-stepped definitional argumentation in order to embrace a more nuanced potential for entrepreneurial competency development, using multidisciplinary practice in learning and assessment that can be found beyond business and management discourse. Insights from other disciplines can be missed as different terminologies and definitions apply. Design education is inherently multidisciplinary and has been instrumental in facilitating significant policy-level changes. To delve more deeply into this phenomenon, the authors illustrate what actually happens in a classroom in which business and design intersect. Neuroscience research into the learning brain informs learning, teaching and assessment related to creativity, visioning and dealing with ambiguity – through the progressive development of flexibility and adaptability. The authors introduce the Crit, a common feature of Art and Design courses, as a tool of assessment, concluding that, before we dig deeper into business and management discourses, sideways glances into design education will continue to offer benefits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptability and flexibility, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship education, enterprise education, multi-disciplinary
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Research Innovation and Enterprise Services
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2020 10:26
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2020 10:32

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