Cultivating entrepreneurs and innovators through connected learning: An exploration of connectivism learning theory in higher education

Status: Current

Dates: 2020 - 2023

Māori Relevant Content: No

Project Abstract

This research project intends to explore the application of connected learning theory in higher education with a focus on the development of students’ entrepreneurial and innovative graduate attributes. Grounded in sociocultural learning theory, the connected learning approach articulates a vision of learning that is active, interest-driven, socially embedded, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunities. In this study, We aim to investigate the following research questions: How to cultivate entrepreneurs and innovators through connected learning? Following an inductive approach, we conducted semi-structured interviews with teaching-award winners. The findings of our research will inform our understanding of existing practices and will enable development of innovative pedagogical approaches and recommendations that could better enable and support connected learning experiences for students. The findings will also identity existing and new use cases of connected learning in the discipl

Researchers - UC Staff

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Xin Ren: Research Assistant; University of Canterbury

Subject Area: Disciplines