Why Do We Need to Study Entrepreneurship?
Published on: 03.05.2018
Our schools and their classical curricula are missing something really important in terms of entrepreneurial education. As Gunter Faltin says in his book “Brains versus Capital” in the real world of the market, decisions are always made under conditions of uncertainty, while the school is a system of certainty. In the meantime, the future is unknown and we don’t know for sure what social and economic systems the next generations will live in.
Therefore, it is important to teach youth the necessary skills that allow them to deal with the uncertain conditions in their lives both personal and professional. Entrepreneurship education is essential and has been taught not only in high schools but even in kindergartens and elementary schools. Children and young people are inspired, they learn critical thinking, how to empathize with others, communication and collaboration skills, risk-taking, the good side of failure, and persistence.
Benefits of entrepreneurship education
- It benefits all kids no matter their socioeconomic backgrounds
- Promotes social equality and justice
- It teaches them how failure makes people more creative and innovative
- It promotes social and emotional well-being
- It helps people to demonstrate proficiency in real life
- Entrepreneurs have greater control on their destiny and this makes them more satisfied
- It helps to grow individuals that want to take action and make a difference
Some of the most successful entrepreneurs have never been excellent students. On the other hand, excellent students tend to have high-paying jobs and work for someone else.
Elon Musk says: “Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard, but the people that work for me did.”
“New ideas need places where it’s possible to have openness, fresh approaches, and experimentation. Recognizing and promoting the individual’s specific capabilities, recognizing and accepting idiosyncrasies have actually long been the concern of sound pedagogical theory,” Faltin says in ‘Brains versus Capital’.
The content for the free lessons offered by the Entrepreneurship Campus is also taken from this book. You can take advantage of the free lessons if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur. You can learn how to identify problems and also see a solution to every issue. People all over the world face numerous issues and millions of children, especially girls are denied education. If they gain an entrepreneurial mindset they will be able to empower themselves and people around them. You can be one of these young entrepreneurs. If the people around you are looking for someone to make a difference, you can grab this opportunity. Be part of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2018 with your ideas and projects.
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