Entrepreneurship as a field of teaching has become more and more popular since their humble beginning in the early 1970’s in the USA. Through increasing globalization and digitalization, there is a continuous need for further development of new teaching and learning approaches, learning philosophies and new entrepreneurship education policies. Since the emergence of entrepreneurship education, there has been a great increase in programs and courses for entrepreneurship education. These offers are not only available in universities and other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) but also gradually find application in vocational schools. Starting with rather traditional entrepreneurship education that focuses on building skills and teaching the understanding of different aspects of venture creation, it has now shifted to a more creative, interactive and student-centered model.
Current focal issues of entrepreneurship education are:
- The development of an entrepreneurial mindset
- Problem and project-based learning
- Multidisciplinary aspects of entrepreneurship education
LEMEX, the Chair in Small Business and Entrepreneurship, is heavily involved in the development of new curricula and courses in the field of Entrepreneurship Education. Furthermore, LEMEX is engaged in the topic of student entrepreneurship and early entrepreneurship education with upcoming projects.