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The Entrepreneurial Mindset - Truly Transforming Learning.

POWER, E.J. (2019) The Entrepreneurial Mindset - Truly Transforming Learning. In: Staffordshire University Staff Research Conference, 13th June 2019, Staffordshire University. (Unpublished)

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The fourth industry revolution (4IR) is interdisciplinary in nature, crossing fields and transcending traditional academic disciplines. Universities of the future must equip students with the skills and attributes required for an ever changing commercial landscape. In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that graduates are endowed with the necessary discipline knowledge, combined with technical, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and social integration skills. The next generation of workers are expected to change their careers at least seven times, often crossing discipline boundaries working collaboratively to solve commercial and society challenges.

Assisting students in developing an entrepreneurial mindset is key to survival and the success of graduates of the future. Individuals who develop entrepreneurial mindsets are drawn to innovative opportunities and new value creation. The process of experimentation, creation and reflection cultivates the mind increasing ambition, drive and success. Those with entrepreneurial mindsets turn challenges into opportunity and develop advanced skills of critical thinking, problem solving and the ability to working beyond traditional discipline boundaries in fat paced collaborative settings.

This research presents an evaluation of the benefits of integrating interdisciplinary commercial challenge-led learning into the HE learning experience is presented as a new mode of knowledge production to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. The framework presented builds intellectual capacity through creating sustainable collaborative networks to co-create knowledge and develop learning communities, enabling students to develop the required skills and attributes to contribute to commercial and society 4IR challenges.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
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Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Event Title: Staffordshire University Staff Research Conference
Event Location: Staffordshire University
Event Dates: 13th June 2019
Depositing User: Jess POWER
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 14:09
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:56

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