Through a design education lens: Are we reinventing the wheel for entrepreneurial education?

Penaluna, Kathryn (2021) Through a design education lens: Are we reinventing the wheel for entrepreneurial education? Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Entrepreneurial education is the fastest growing field of education, but the academic discourses have remained firmly planted in the business and management school literature, and miss insights from other disciplines. This thesis discusses a portfolio of 14 papers that were published during the period 2011 – 2020. These provided insights that would advance teaching, learning and assessment within enterprise and entrepreneurship education (entrepreneurial education), by drawing on experiences and discoveries made from working within design education. The portfolio demonstrates how the researcher’s personal academic and practitioner interests at a local level became of interest to international policy makers and researchers, and maps the progression of scholarly work against insights gained. The papers are all jointly written, and the contributions developed from the almost unique perspective of a business educator who become immersed in design education theory and practice. This positioning enabled the researcher to act as a translator between disciplines, and placed her in a position to clarify alignments between design-led and business-led educational goals. The thesis is a reflexive overview of the theoretical and empirical understandings in the published works, and provides insights and observations that led to a central tenet that entrepreneurial education can be advanced with understandings from the field of design education. The portfolio’s distinct contribution is a new lens through which to view and understand emerging trends in education, specifically when the goal is to develop 21st Century skills that embrace creativity and innovation.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: designerly thinking enterprise education design entrepreneurship
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Dr Kathryn Penaluna
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 13:19
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 08:16

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