Pedagogical entrepreneurship in teacher education – what and why?

Frode Olav Haara, Eirik S. Jenssen


This literature-based article is a contribution to the discussion of the concept pedagogical entrepreneurship in teacher education, what it is, and why it should be emphasised. This is done through a presentation of how the concept of entrepreneurship has been introduced to education, and challenges it has brought along. The case of school mathematics is used to examine ways in which pedagogical entrepreneurship can be developed and operationalized. The necessity for student teachers to learn through entrepreneurship is put forward as an important measure to achieve authenticity and for schools to pay attention to students’ action competence and to develop their ability to self-regulate.


pedagogical entrepreneurship;teacher education;problem solving;action competence


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ISSN 2298-8394 (prentuð útg.)
ISSN 2298-8408 (rafræn útg.)

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