Inspiring University Students to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Author(s): Nicholas Dimmitt, Ph. D
This action research study examines the development of a university undergraduate course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The goal of the course was to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that would help students be more innovative and creative in their choices and decisions. A design thinking process was the framework applied to the course content and activities so that students could explore challenging issues with inspired and imaginative strategies to discover better solutions. There were numerous iterations to the curriculum and pedagogy to customize and improve the efficacy of the entrepreneurial issues and challenges for the students. The core question that has guided the development of this curriculum is 'How can we inspire students to make the best decisions and choices that will create enhanced outcomes in their careers and personal lives?'