1.) Small group (teams of 4-6)
2.) Individual Task
3.) Large Group
1.) Lecture Theatre
2.) Presentation Space
3.) Carousel Tables (small working group)
QAA Enterprise Theme(s)
1.) Creativity and Innovation
2.) Opportunity recognition, creation and evaluation
3.) Decision making supported by critical analysis and judgement
4.) Implementation of ideas through leadership and management
5.) Reflection and Action
6.) Interpersonal Skills
7.) Communication and Strategy
The growing interest in social enterprise has arguably changed the enterprise education landscape with HEIs increasingly embedding social enterprise into accredited programmes and developing extracurricular activities aimed at engendering social entrepreneurship. In parallel, students appear to be increasingly motivated to engage in socially-driven projects, i.e. those that aim to produce benefits to the local community or wider society.
This research explored students’ motivations both for the creation of social enterprises and engagement with socially-driven projects. The research also sought to identify whether there are significant differences in the development of enterprise skills for students engaging in socially-driven projects compared to those participating in entrepreneurship education.