Research in Enterprise Education (REntEd)

SIG Chairs: Dr Emily Beaumont,  Dr Breda O’Dwyer & Dr Kelly Smith

Launched with Enterprise Educators UK, the Research in Enterprise Education SIG is intended to explicitly link together the research and practice arms of the EntEd discipline.

The SIG has the following aims:

  • to encourage and support educational practitioners to produce research output;
  • to facilitate the development of potential research projects and partnerships between researchers and practitioners;
  • to host activities where researchers and practitioners exchange expert knowledge;
  • to act as an expert group to inform policy responses and calls for evidence.

The ISBE Enterprise Education track is one of the most consistently vibrant at the ISBE conference, measured by submissions and attendance at track presentation sessions. EEUK also hold an annual conference (IEEC) with 300-400 attendees each year and host a series of enterprise and entrepreneurship education events and workshops throughout the year. EEUK events currently have a practical focus whereas the ISBE conference track is primarily research focused with practice/policy linkages.

ISBE and EEUK are seen as key players in the dissemination and development of EntEd research and practice. The SIG utilises and builds on the two organisations’ authority in this space.