The Future of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Jordan Sudberg believes that humans will always be entrepreneurs, and if we are to innovate and drive the future, then entrepreneurship must be made a formal part of education. Sudberg believes that entrepreneurship is the one lens through which all other subjects should be taught to increase creativity, critical thinking skills, social responsibility, and many other 21st-century skills.
The Future of Entrepreneurship
Nowadays, entrepreneurship is becoming a more and more critical part of the economy. More and more people are starting their businesses, but some things could be improved in the current educational system.
According to Dr. Sudberg, entrepreneurship should be taught as a subject in schools, not as an elective. Education should consist of 50% entrepreneurship and 50% traditional education. He believes one must understand human behavior to have good entrepreneurial skills. The main issue with the current instruction is that it has moved away from teaching what it means to be human to preparing students for exams (tests) and jobs.
Dr. Sudberg suggests we need a new mindset to change this situation. He says that schools should teach entrepreneurship in an integrated way and not just with the help of independent teachers. Sudberg also promotes the idea of teaching entrepreneurial skills to children at an early age, maybe even before preschool. He believes that the sooner one starts learning about entrepreneurship, the better it will be for their future education and career path.
He says it is essential to teach students the skills of being an entrepreneur, to think like an entrepreneur, and not just to be good at business administration. It is not enough just to run a business. One must understand how human behavior works to build a successful company.
Entrepreneurship is integral to the new economy, and education should reflect this. Entrepreneurship should be taught as an elective subject and only left after high school. Dr. Sudberg believes that entrepreneurship is more than business administration and management skills; it is also about ethics and morals, knowing when to take risks, understanding human behavior, and what motivates people.
Education should be more focused on the future rather than what it has been over the last 50 years. Dr. Sudberg believes that the new economy is much more complex and that new skills are required to work in this context. Education should reflect this reality by making learning about entrepreneurship a part of school life, not an elective.
In this way, young people will get ready for their future business studies and have a good understanding of human behavior and how to manage it. In his opinion, all subjects should be taught through entrepreneurship and not just made up of information from other issues combined with a few entrepreneurship-related activities.
Dr. Jordan Sudberg believes that entrepreneurship is much more than a bolt-on subject; even though it is an integral part of the new economy, entrepreneurship should be integrated into all issues and not just taught as an elective. Dr. Sudberg also proposes a new curriculum that includes entrepreneurship and other subjects. He believes that education should focus on the future rather than on what it has been over the last half-century.