Are social entrepreneurship education programs excluding those who have directly experienced social problems from working on social change solutions?
Universities play a critical role in producing social impact leaders committed to the public good and prepared to confront the challenges of an uncertain world.
For true social change to happen, we must welcome social entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, but universities simply can’t do that in their current form.
Although we are ultimately most interested in long-term life outcomes for students, to achieve them education leaders will need a new focus on shorter-term, intermediate measures of success.
Academic institutions can help build the impact investing field by teaching students a fuller suite of skills, clarifying the range of career paths open to them, and developing a better theoretical and practical knowledge base.
Like games, classes aren’t interesting when the skills they require are too easy to master and there’s no chance of failure.
Examining the pitfalls and potential of social business plan competitions, and how educators can redesign them for greater impact.
Five opportunities for educators to more clearly connect classic entrepreneurial skills to the social impact field and to foster skills that can serve a range of social impact leadership roles.
Technological innovations have the potential to transform education, but only if they encourage a more active learning environment that fosters critical thinking.
An Oxford project provides a place where migrants forced to flee their homes can publish their work.