Facilitation of Learning in Transformative Learning Circles: Enabling Entrepreneurial Mindsets Through Co-Creation of Knowledge
Creating Entrepreneurial Space: Talking Through Multi-Voices, Reflections on Emerging Debates
ISBN: 978-1-78769-578-8, eISBN: 978-1-78769-577-1
Publication date: 17 June 2019
The need for developing new entrepreneurial ways of thinking and acting has been in the agenda for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union countries. In line with their agenda, the Nordic Council of Ministers has been preoccupied with the development of entrepreneurial mindsets among the adult population. Seeking to meet the urgent need for developing entrepreneurial thinking, the Nordic Network for Adult Learning, together with the Nordic Council of Ministers, has elaborated and tested a Scandinavian model for stimulating entrepreneurial mindsets through the transformative learning circles. Based on the study of the TLC pilot project, this chapter explores the process of facilitation of entrepreneurial learning. The literature on entrepreneurial learning and education emphasises on the importance of facilitation; however, this issue is yet to be addressed in-depth. This chapter seeks to fill in this gap and contribute to our understanding of the role that facilitators play in the entrepreneurial and transformative learning processes. Drawing on the social constructionist approach to learning, this chapter discusses how facilitators and learners (entrepreneurs) become co-creators of knowledge and learning experiences.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the NVL and the Nordic Council of Ministers for allowing us to observe and conduct interviews during their TLC pilot project.
Ndlela, M.N., Hole, Å.S., Slettli, V.K., Haave, H., Mei, X.Y., Lundesgaard, D., Hermanrud, I., Staffas, K. and Namdar, K. (2019), "Facilitation of Learning in Transformative Learning Circles: Enabling Entrepreneurial Mindsets Through Co-Creation of Knowledge", Higgins, D., Jones, P. and McGowan, P. (Ed.) Creating Entrepreneurial Space: Talking Through Multi-Voices, Reflections on Emerging Debates (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, Vol. 9B), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 73-93. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-72462019000009B005
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