Facilitating entrepreneurial learning in Malaysian Higher Education

Following my wonderful experience of supporting ten faculty members drawn from biotechnology, biology, business, media, literature, and advanced technology at the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) to become EntreCompEdu's first Global Cross-Faculty EntreCompEdu Pioneers, I received a fantastic invitation to co-ordinate a panel workshop at IUMW's International Academic Conference (IAC 2021). An opportunity to share the …

Principles of Harmonious Entrepreneurship MOOC

As co-founder of the Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society, alongside Professor David A. Kirby, I am really proud to share that we have just this morning launched the first iteration of our foundation level online course ‘Principles of Harmonious Entrepreneurship' at the 15th Enterprise Educators UK International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference at Aston University. Part-funded by Enterprise Educators UK's …

Nexus + 21: a binding together for resilience

NEXUS: mid 17th century: from Latin, ‘a binding together’, from nex- ‘bound’, from the verb nectere Nexus +, the UWTSD’s annual teaching and learning conference is a favourite of mine. I always have a lot of fun with my co-presenters and fellow educator attendees; completing the sessions nourished with new ideas and new contacts. This July, the conference …

UWTSD press release: Dafen School Award Ceremony

I covered the Dafen School Global Pioneer School award event briefly last week, as it unfolded, but pleased to share the full UWTSD press release with detailed quotes from the lovely guests that the Head Teacher, staff, and governing body representatives welcomed in, to the scaled down covid-safe entrepreneurial learning showcase celebration with the children: …

Supporting the 1st Global Cross-Faculty EntreCompEdu Pioneers

Excited to share another thoroughly rewarding adventure with the EntreCompEdu project, from the recent phase 2 with participants drawn from over 50 countries - one journey, representing UWTSD, with the multi-discipline faculty team at the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW). After three months of the phase 2 CPD, ten faculty members drawn from biotechnology, biology, …

My ‘Value creation through the SDGs’ VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBY4SpXRoWc Picking up on my time last month sharing how entrepreneurial value creators are uniquely poised to support the SDGs, I share the video link hot off the press. Sustainability provides limitless opportunities for value creation for learners. The SDGs provide the ideal canvass to inspire creativity, problem-solving, and action- and encourage teaching practices that …

Educators facilitate ‘value creation’ through the SDGs

Yesterday I had the good fortune to lead an educator-centric multi-country webinar on three of my favorite themes: change agency, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Invited to contribute to an EntreCompEdu café webinar series, I detailed the why, the how, and the what next for educators ‘Creating value through the Sustainable Development Goals’. Important when embarking upon …

Emergent Thinkers 2020 reflections

2020 is the year coined as 'one to forget but all will remember' - challenge, distress, grief and pressure, alongside resilience, adaptability, compassion and dedication.As Christmas day draws nearer, I reflect on the key themes of the second round of seasons of 'Emergent Thinkers.com' - change agency, sustainability, entrepreneurship & philosophical thinking, with a portion …

EntreCompEdu Pioneer School ‘Into Action’ for GEW2020

Embracing its EntreCompEdu Pioneer school status, Dafen Primary showcased its growing entrepreneurial vison and competences in Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW2020 : 16-20 Nov). Their EntreCompEdu online graduation is a pleasant summer memory, but the staff at Dafen Primary School, not resting on their laurels, have leapt into action to embed their enhanced entrepreneurial principles and …

COVID-19 fails to halt CPD: Online celebration of Welsh entrepreneurial school

Image adapted: Guille Álvarez Following this blogspace, you’ll know I work on the Erasmus+ funded ‘EntreCompEdu’ project. It is with much delight I update with phase one celebratory news, specifically the culmination of Dafen School’s entrepreneurial CPD endeavours through lockdown. An online graduation. We didn’t start out with a pandemic context in mind, but what …

A COVID-19 driven paradigm shift: ‘disrupting Porter’s Forces’

Through a COVID-19-context lens, it is possible to glimpse the formation of a new economic order. While for some COVID was a 'known unknown' and referred by some as a black elephant (Kemp, 2020), the pandemic has been the Neoliberal's Black Swan (Taleb, 2008), an object lesson in complexity. A difficult situation has unfolded, and …

The mind behind pragmatic and innovative entrepreneurship

An interview with Dr Simon Brown. From security hologram innovation, pioneering education research and practice, to high impact roles shaping the academic, graduate and business enterprise landscape, Dr Simon Brown is a leading figure in enterprise and entrepreneurship business incubation and education in the UK. You have a multi-sector background Simon, which includes the study …