Social entrepreneurship and experiential learning

Le Rossignol, Karen 2009, Social entrepreneurship and experiential learning, in EnPower 2009 : an International Conference on Harnessing the entrepreneurial potential of women for economic growth, Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal, India.

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Title Social entrepreneurship and experiential learning
Author(s) Le Rossignol, Karen
Conference name Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Potential of Women Conference (2009 : Manipal, India)
Conference location Manipal, India
Conference dates 22-24 January 2009
Title of proceedings EnPower 2009 : an International Conference on Harnessing the entrepreneurial potential of women for economic growth
Publication date 2009
Publisher Manipal Institute of Management
Place of publication Manipal, India
Summary Social entrepreneurship is a growing, but currently ill-defined area of innovation and business development. It is about accountability not just to commercial imperatives but to the wide range of stakeholders in a social enterprise, potentially an area of great tension. Social responsibility is about a commitment to society, entrepreneurship is usually understood to provide a business outlook on the enterprise – it needs to be sustainable commercially.

To educate the modern or millennial learner (born after about 1980 and grappling with burgeoning youth needs for creative employment development) into developing a small to medium enterprise with a social responsibility, modern postgraduate coursework programs have looked closely at experiential learning. This provides a performative learning through transforming theory into applied situations. The workplace based projects used for the postgraduate programs are effective immersive learning. This paper will include a case study of two postgraduate coursework units New Ventures in Creative Enterprise, and Building Creative Teams, part of a Masters in Communication/Creative Enterprise. These provide experiential learning about strategic planning for startup creative businesses, and work-based projects which build on interpersonal skills for ongoing success.
Notes Organized by Manipal Institute of Management jointly with ASCENT
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category L1.1 Full written paper - refereed (minor conferences)
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