Preparing a new generation of wilderness entrepreneurs : lessons from the Erasmus Intensive Programme ‘European Wilderness Entrepreneurship’ 2013

D.J. Stobbelaar, J.C. Jobse, L.M. Witteveen, J. Santegoeds

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the role of education in the preparation of the next generation of entrepreneurs in nature conservation. Departing from the traditional conservation education, which emphasizes ecological management, the chapter is a plea for incorporating entrepreneurship in the curricula of educational programmes on rewilding ecosystems. An Erasmus Intensive Programme on European Wilderness Entrepreneurship is presented as a case study. A set of competences is defined and operationalized based on the evaluation of the first edition of the programme undertaken in Rewilding Europe’s pilot area in Western Iberia. Aspects of the learning strategies and learning environment are presented and reviewed. The conclusion of this chapter is that to learn wilderness entrepreneurship competences, an environment should be created in which students, teachers and stakeholder co-learn at the boundaries of their comfort zones.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRewilding European Landscapes
EditorsH.M. Pereira, L.M. Navarro
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages191-204
Number of pages227
ISBN (Print)9783319120386
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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