Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Welcome

We thank you for attending and contributing to 3E Conference 2014 in Turku






10-11 April 2014 in Turku, Finland

Unlike more traditional academic events, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions and presentations of research findings.



Conference Theme: Rethinking Entrepreneurship Education, Training and Policy: The questions we care about.

The past decades have borne witness to a rapid increase in the offerings of entrepreneurship education across Europe. There is an explicit political agenda both at the national level and at the EU level to promote entrepreneurship education at all levels of the school system because policy makers expect that entrepreneurial skills to be the key to enhancing an innovative culture, which in turn will result in higher competitiveness and economic growth. However, in order to achieving these objectives it is important that educational systems and methods move from traditional to creative, interactive and student-centred educational models that will help change student mindset and prepare students for the challenges of the future.

Through an innovative and untraditional format, the 3E conference establishes a new paradigm for entrepreneurship conferences. It offers an exclusive and engaging opportunity for researchers, educators and politicians to debate and exchange their experiences of the major challenges and advances in enterprise education with a special and unique focus on Europe. Unlike more traditional academic events, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions and presentations of research findings. There are no keynote speakers to tell us the way but we will pave it ourselves in a joint effort!


Sub-themes:
  • Web- and computer supported learning applications
  • Entrepreneurship education for non-business students
  • Entrepreneurship education evaluation
  • Pedagogical theories in entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial "classrooms"
  • Integrating social media in entrepreneurship education
  • Gender perspective in entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial universities
  • Student incubator initiatives
  • Entrepreneurship education policy
  • Learning philosophies in entrepreneurship education 

Who should attend: Potential participants include entrepreneurship education researchers, research-based educators from both tertiary and secondary institutions as well as trainers and policy makers.