Prof. Alon Eisenstein Discusses Entrepreneurial Work Integrated Learning

By IGI Global on Jan 24, 2024
Prof. Alon Eisenstein on his chapter in Applications of Work Integrated Learning Among Gen Z and Y Students (ISBN: 9781799864400). The chapter, "Entrepreneurial Work-Integrated Learning", takes a look at declining job security and persistent global economic challenges, heightened attention and interest in entrepreneurship among Gen Y and Gen Z students in higher education have emerged. This surge intersects with the growing implementation of work-integrated learning (WIL) and entrepreneurship programs, forming the field of entrepreneurial WIL (EWIL). As part of a Global Conversation video session, hosted by WACE Inc., Prof. Eisenstein was one of the guest speakers regarding his research withing WIL. Watch the full discussion below.
Applications of Work Integrated Learning Among Gen Z and Y Students
Profs. Trevor Gerhardt and Paulette J. Annon
© 2021 | 345 pgs. | ISBN13: 9781799864400
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  • Covers Topics such as Entrepreneurship Education,
    Work Integrated Learning, & Work Preparedness
  • Ideal for Teacher Educators, Human Resources and Career Development Management
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Alon Eisenstein is an assistant professor of technology, entrepreneurship, and professional development at the School of Engineering at The University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus). With a background in chemistry and entrepreneurship, Dr. Eisenstein champions experiential learning pedagogy to develop entrepreneurial and professional skills in students. Prior to arriving at UBC Okanagan, Dr. Eisenstein led the development and teaching of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre, with particular focus on using experiential learning and work-integrated learning pedagogies. This included an undergraduate internship-based course for UofT’s students, as well as summer programs for visiting international students. As part of his research activities, Dr. Eisenstein studied the role and importance of critical thinking and entrepreneurial attitude in students participating in his programs. Throughout his work at the University of Toronto, Dr. Eisenstein established a peergroup of educators from across the three campuses whose work is related to work-integrated learning, and in 2019 organized and hosted the first national symposium on the topic of entrepreneurial work integrated learning.

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