RT Vol XIII Ch. 10: The Effectiveness of Teaching Entrepreneurship Programs in Higher Education
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XIII: Entrepreneurship: Growing the Future of Business


The debate will continue regarding the enormous challenge for academics in higher education in attempting to teach what it does not know from first experience. Is faculty with insider first-hand experience as a business owner and entrepreneur more valuable to the comprehensive and contextual student experience? The purpose of this chapter was to explore the question of who should teach this emerging population of students as entrepreneurs, as these minds impact the future of business and force an adjustment of the traditional teaching model in higher education. Our goal was to follow refractive thinking to ask why not or what if, regarding who is most effective to teach and train the future entrepreneurs of the future . . . perhaps the solution lies somewhere in the midst of these extremes.