- 1 - What is the relevance of entrepreneurial education in the context of the current global crisis?
- 2 - What progress is needed in EE research to support educational efforts?
- 3 - Are we now better at analysing the role of educational environments and teachers in EE?
- 4 - Could digital and artificial intelligence bring about new frontiers in EE?
In 2020, Alain Fayolle and Caroline Verzat resumed their dialogue on the latest developments in entrepreneurial education (EE). This time, the exchange came in the form of a text co-written like a duet, around four central themes: EE as a potential response to the crisis, recent advances in EE research, the role and position of teachers, and the potential offered by digital technologies.
The discussion was coloured by two contextual events that give it a particular tone: Firstly, the death of a pioneering researcher in entrepreneurial education, Allan Gibb, who passed away on 21 December 2019, to whom we would like to dedicate this article as a tribute to all his work. Allan worked on the development of entrepreneurial culture at all levels and served as advisor to many governments and European institutions. He was the first winner of the European Entrepreneurship Education Award in 2012. He lay down the fundamental objectives of entrepreneurship education, created the first entrepreneurship education ecosystem and developed systems thinking that is both pragmatic and visionary. His acute critical questioning is still relevant with regard to the policies and reductive visions of entrepreneurial dynamics (Gibb, 2000).
Allan Gibb’s death came just before the outbreak of the global Covid crisis, which profoundly impacted the world economy and disrupted the start of the academic year at universities all over the world, forcing us to rethink our economic and educational models in depth…
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