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1 Innovation in Enterprise Education: Reflecting on the Experiences of CEDAR Leigh Sear Principal Lecturer in Enterprise Development, CEDAR Chief Executive, SFEDI Solutions Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason Professor of International Enterprise Strategy, Director of CEDAR

2 The Next 10 Minutes … Three key questions: What is CEDAR? What is enterprise education? How is CEDAR innovative in the design, development and delivery of enterprise education?

3 CEDAR - Objectives At CEDAR we blend theory and practice to create knowledge, improve understanding and challenge thinking in the area of enterprise and entrepreneurial management In 10 years time we want a $1bn Cambridge company to say “We did it the CEDAR way”’

4 CEDAR – Our Values We do things differently. We push boundaries, we take risks, we are courageous. We strive to be great at everything we do And we do this to inspire all those engaging with CEDAR to empower them to get more out of themselves and more out of everyone around them

5 CEDAR – Our Approach Pedagogy Applied/Engaged Research Enterprise Development - BA in Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management - MA in Entrepreneurial Management - Research projects - PhD Research Studentships - Dissemination Internal: - HEIF 5 work - Big Pitch - Little Pitch - StartupLab - Mentoring External: - Enterprise workshops - Enterprise fellowships - National enterprise development work - International enterprise development work

6 Enterprise Education in HE Increase in enterprise education offerings over the last ten years in response to a number of drivers Two approaches to enterprise education can be identified: –The study of enterprise and entrepreneurship (learning ‘about’) - enhancing understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship through reflection on knowledge and theory –Learning how to do or be enterprising and entrepreneurial (learning ‘for’) - developing the mindset and capabilities required to be enterprising and entrepreneurial

7 Enterprise Education in HE About …For… Teaching pedagogyDidacticFacilitative Teacher or student-ledTeacher-ledStudent-led Teaching methodsLectures Set texts Seminars Workshops Case studies Guest speakers Group projects Learning and assessment methods Exams Written assignments Student presentations Group business plans Student presentations Reflective statements Peer assessment Learning contextClassroom-basedPractice-based

8 Enterprise Education in HE The delivery of the desired entrepreneurial outcomes challenges HEIs and educators to review and reflect on what needs to be taught and learnt and how the appropriate learning environments and approaches can be created. Such practices should be clearly aligned with existing goals, outcomes and assessment processes (Herrmann et al., 2008, p. 29)

9 CEDAR - The BA … BA (Hons) Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management Numbers capped at 25 Innovative delivery – use of entrepreneurs Learning in residence Learning by doing

10 CEDAR – The BA … Opportunities Alternative/different perspectives Networking and relationship development ‘Bringing the future forward’ – use to critique theory and concept Understanding of own personal value and employability options Challenges Understanding of teaching and assessment strategies Quality ‘assurance’ – e.g. learning from doing Managing student expectations Requires time to maintain relationships

11 CEDAR - Enterprise Development HEIF 5: Student Enterprise Agenda – The Big Pitch – The Little Pitch – StartupLab™ International work – Romania: ANTREMAN – South Africa” Growth Beyond Borders CEDAR Enterprise Fellows

12 Light Blue Software CEDAR Enterprise Fellows 2011

13 CEDAR – Applied Research SME Internationalisation – Dr Brynn Deprey Entrepreneurial Cognition – Lianne Miller Social Entrepreneurship – Linda Pusia Key Performance Indicators for Entrepreneurial Businesses – Magdalena Partac Systemic Barriers to Entrepreneurship in South Africa – John Mabhegede

14 CEDAR - The Future Develop a new Masters in Entrepreneurial Management Extend our HEIF 5 activity to help drive the student enterprise agenda Growth through the Barclays Africa project Three more PhD bursary research students in 2013/14 Watching a couple of our startups take off and flourish Things just outside of our range of vision

15 What Do We Really Do?

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