Title: Sowing the seeds for global 'changemaking': teaching international development for a social entrepreneurship major
Authors: Tonia Warnecke
Addresses: Department of Business and Social Entrepreneurship, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, 2778 Winter Park, FL 32789, USA
Abstract: Social entrepreneurship focuses on building social value, using innovative approaches to tackle global problems. This article presents guidelines for an international development course taught by the author during the spring of 2014. The article discusses course objectives, structure, readings, assignments, assessment tools, the role of student choice, and the inherent challenges in developing and teaching a lower-level course on development for a social entrepreneurship major. It also includes the syllabus. The author concludes that active learning strategies and a focus on development problem-solving encourage both engagement and skill-building among student 'changemakers'.
Keywords: pluralism; pedagogy; social entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; economics; international development; student engagement; active learning; changemaking; active learning strategies; development problem solving; skill building.
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2015 Vol.6 No.1, pp.12 - 31
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