Topics in Education, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Social Entreprenurship in Education|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This seminar focuses upon educational innovation and entrepreneurship as a form of social entrepreneurship, some of society's greatest challenges in education. Learners will survey critical issues in contemporary education and explore innovative and entrepreneurial efforts to address these issues. Learners will explore how diverse education startups, non-profit organizations and NGOs, individuals and grassroots groups, K-12 schools, Universities, foundations, professional associations and others are responding to these issues in innovative ways. As the course progresses, learners will explore the roles of foundations, corporations, and government policies and regulations upon educational innovation and entrepreneurship. As part of this course, learners will work individually or in groups to research solutions to a pressing contemporary educational challenge and propose/pitch a means of addressing that challenge through social entrepreneurship.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. Keohane, G. L. (2013). Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century. McGraw Hill.
2. Egan, K. (2008). The Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up. Yale University Press.
3. Freire, P. (2006). Pedagogy of the Oppressed (30th Anniversary Edition). Bloomsbury.
4. Goyal, N. (2012). One Size Does Not Fit All. Alternative Education Research Organization.
5. Hess, F. (2015). The New Education Philanthropy. Harvard Education Press.
6. Hess, F. and Horn, M. (2013). Private Enterprise and Public Education. Columbia Teachers Press.
7. McGonigal, J. (2016). SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully. Penguin.
8. Robinson, K. (2015). Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education. Penguin.
9. Tough, P. (2016). Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. Houghton Mifflin.
10. Links or access to other readings, videos and content resources will be provided in class.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Social Innovation Critiques, Weekly Learning Journal/Blog and Peer Feedback, Social Startup Business Model Canvas & Pitch
|Instructor(s): Bull,Bernard Dean Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 7||JR non-major: 6||SO: 6||FR: 0|
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