Social entrepreneurs are gaining international attention motivated by the desire for change and to see the world as it can be, not as it is. Students in the course will learn how social entrepreneurs have developed creative solutions to address social problems. The intention of the course is to develop knowledge, appreciate of the role of social entrepreneurs that create social change, deepen students understanding of the world around them, and to inspire you to use your skills and knowledge to be as Gandhi said, 'the change you wish to see in the world'.
Students in this course will gain knowledge about social entrepreneurs and how they are creating solutions to address societal problems, learn how to develop creative solutions to address social problems, and empower you to see social entrepreneurship as a force for social change. The course is designed for you if you want to gain valuable tools to prepare you to make an impact on the lives of others.
This social entrepreneurship course is designed to introduce the concept as well as engage students and the tutor in a joint learning experience of this emerging field. Through the course students will:
- Be exposed to the concept of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises and how social entrepreneurs are transforming society to deliver social impact in their home communities and abroad.
- Understand the role of measuring impact and how to quantify the social impact for investors, donors, and beneficiaries to help ensure that scarce resources are utilized appropriately.
- Be aware of how they might apply social entrepreneurship skills in their future pursuits to address social problems.
The teaching methods for this course include:
- Individual or group activity on a topic area of interest to the students on social change.
- Weekly discussion and reflection questions on readings.
- Short activities to support readings.
- Online polls with student feedback.
- Mini cases and videos about a social entrepreneur.
- Weekly exercises to enhance learning from writing your own social value proposition to completing a theory of change.
- Weekly shared student journal/discussion (blog or other user friendly online tool) to share with peers.
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