Fostering skills for digital social innovations in entrepreneurship education

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Abstract

The Digital transformation of society, industry requires new approaches in education to prepare students to deal with technological change. Digital Social Innovation (DSI) is an emerging field, and little known about digital social innovators, organizations, and activities which support them and the use of digital tools for social change. Education must be at the core of society’s response to these powerful forces. Digital social innovations and corresponding skills should be used in all sectors of education and training, because technology skills are essential for global citizenship. Such innovations can be particularly efficient in teaching entrepreneurial skills. In this paper after a presentation of the connection between DSI and entrepreneurship education we give some methods to improve it and examples of projects in this context.

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