More professors working to show that entrepreneurship is indeed teachable

November 25, 2016

“Never has the old adage ‘Those who can’t do, teach’ been so wrong,” writes Rosemary Counter for Maclean’s, adding that “across the country, entrepreneurs-turned-profs (and vice versa) are passionately walking the walk to inspire students to try a field where success is elusive.” The concept of teaching such a skill would have been considered radical only a few decades ago, Counter writes, when academics “weren’t even sure entrepreneurship could be taught, and if so, where it should fall within university curricula.” The author speaks with Patti Derbyshire of Mount Royal University and George Brown College’s Peter Widdis, both of whom have embraced the concept of teaching students the skill of entrepreneurship through project-based learning. Maclean’s