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Sustainable entrepreneurship undergraduate education: A community of practice perspective

Ramírez Pasillas, Marcela and Evansluong, Quang LU (2017) p.486-515
Abstract
This chapter explores how an undergraduate elective course employs a community of practice to change students’ perceptions on sustainable entrepreneurship. For this purpose, the authors conducted a case study of an undergraduate elective course in a Swedish business school re-designed to adopt sustainability and sustainable entrepreneurship education. The authors found evidence that, when students engage in a community of practice for sustainable entrepreneurship, they become aware of the importance of being active citizens. The authors proposed two key activities – project work and embracing an active citizenship – to nurture the full participation of students in a community of practice. Through project work – developing ideas and... (More)
This chapter explores how an undergraduate elective course employs a community of practice to change students’ perceptions on sustainable entrepreneurship. For this purpose, the authors conducted a case study of an undergraduate elective course in a Swedish business school re-designed to adopt sustainability and sustainable entrepreneurship education. The authors found evidence that, when students engage in a community of practice for sustainable entrepreneurship, they become aware of the importance of being active citizens. The authors proposed two key activities – project work and embracing an active citizenship – to nurture the full participation of students in a community of practice. Through project work – developing ideas and prototypes for sustainable ventures, lean mentoring, and participation in a sustainability festival – students were provided with a learning context for changing their perceptions on sustainable entrepreneurship. By embracing an active citizenship, students coined potential solutions to societal problems. Individual and collective reflections on class activities were important for them in becoming aware of their roles and capacity to act as change agents. (Less)
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Sustainability education, Sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable education
host publication
Handbook of Sustainability in Management Education
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Arevalo, Jorge and Mitchell, Shelley
pages
486 - 515
publisher
Edward Elgar Publishing
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  • scopus:85040658966
ISBN
9781785361234
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English
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  author       = {Ramírez Pasillas, Marcela and Evansluong, Quang},
  booktitle    = {Handbook of Sustainability in Management Education},
  editor       = {Arevalo, Jorge and Mitchell, Shelley},
  isbn         = {9781785361234},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {486--515},
  publisher    = {Edward Elgar Publishing},
  title        = {Sustainable entrepreneurship undergraduate education: A community of practice perspective},
  year         = {2017},
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