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Exploring the Role of Higher Education in Supporting the Emerging Social Enterprise Sector

8th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the growing importance of social enterprise to the Irish economy
  • Debate the role of HEIs in the development, recognition and legitimacy of the social enterprise sector through curriculum development and other teaching and learning initiatives
  • Assess the scope for HEIs partnering with Social Enterprises on curriculum-related projects e.g., applied undergraduate and postgraduate project work, case studies of local and regional social enterprises etc.
  • Explore how HEIs can build the capacity of people already working within the social enterprise sector
  • Create a community of practice for HEI staff with a remit or interest and/or engaged in social enterprise