D-Emind : A guide to Innovative, Digital and Entrepreneurial Learning Processes

D-EMIND, an EU co-funded project aiming at the design, development and testing of a digital challenge-based learning methodology, strategies, and tools for promoting entrepreneurial mindset in Higher Education, published the D-EMIND methodology in its toolbox.

The published methodology presents strategies to implement the Atom Model from a digital point of view. The Atom Model, developed within the ForEMLink project, is a way of fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in Higher Education on a local, national, European and global scale. The aim is to promote entrepreneurial competencies in higher education students through learning processes that teachers can facilitate with creative, innovative and entrepreneurial activities. The Atom Model suggests a process and activities that teachers can use to promote the development of entrepreneurship for students. It is based on a partnership perspective on how one may integrate entrepreneurship as a natural element in Higher Education courses. From our perspective, practice-oriented teaching is essential for developing students’ entrepreneurial mindsets and action competencies while encouraging the application of theoretical perspectives and reflection. Practice-oriented teaching does not conflict with theory comprehension. In Bloom’s taxonomy, a high level is achieved not only by understanding and applying a theory but also by transferring it in simple and complex contexts. Partnership members believe that students must be trained to understand that the ‘real-world’ often differs from the technical theories and academic criteria of higher education.

Overall, the document presents good practices for cultivating entrepreneurial skills and can be a point of reference for transferring knowledge in other fields beyond education such as the public sector. 

The document is available here: https://ddd.uab.cat/pub/llibres/2023/273330/demindguide_a2023.pdf

Georgia Tseva, Govhack for EntrePubl