Description:A well thought-out entrepreneurial education policy will maximise the potential of young people to develop the next generation of innovative products, services and processes. The education system has a critical influence in shaping entrepreneurial attributes from an early age. In order to secure educators' commitment to do this, we need to redefine entrepreneurship in a way that does not undermine educational values. Entrepreneurship should not be viewed solely from “an economic perspective” as it has applications for society and culture.
Implication(s):Young people who benefit from entrepreneurial learning develop latent business knowledge and essential skills including creativity, initiative, tenacity, teamwork, understanding of risk, a sense of responsibility and social resilience. These are the high level skills necessary for all commercial and social endeavours which make young people more employable and entrepreneurial.
Current Position:Ibec has made 17 recommendations which we believe could help to embed promote entrepreneurial learning at all education levels, provide professional development and opportunities for educators to encourage entrepreneurial thinking, inspire the student to participate in entrepreneurial activities and encourage business and civic society to engage on this issue.
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Last Updated: 08/20/2015