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Boundary Crossing Workshops for Enterprise Education: A Capability Approach

Entrepreneurship Education

ISBN: 978-1-78714-281-7, eISBN: 978-1-78714-280-0

ISSN: 2040-7246

Publication date: 24 May 2017


This chapter begins with a discussion on the role of enterprise education in vocational education, and continues by showing how the capability approach can contribute to education and entrepreneurship. The third section explains why and how the theory of expansive learning can underpin entrepreneurship education and how it was utilised in the model of workshops which incorporate enterprise education theory. Section four describes the case study in an Italian vocational secondary institute. The data presented includes excerpts of discussions during the fourth workshop, the student’s answer to the final questionnaire and the follow-up after two years. The conclusion draws out the learning mechanisms which characterised the workshops, what the students learnt in term of enterprise education and how the workshops are connected to a capability approach.




This research was funded by Provincia di Mantova. The author would like to thank Cybele Mc Neil for proofreading.


Morselli, D. (2017), "Boundary Crossing Workshops for Enterprise Education: A Capability Approach", Entrepreneurship Education (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, Vol. 7), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 283-306.



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