Bridging sensemaking and entrepreneurial learning in online learning settings

Birgitte Wraae, Michael Breum Ramsgaard

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This study is in its early phase of development, inspired by the pandemic and the change in scenery from a traditional classroom to an online setting for entrepreneurship educators. Investigating three different teaching cases, we applied a sensemaking lens to analyse the shift in the entrepreneurship education learning setting and how entrepreneurship educators have engaged in a sensemaking process to make sense of the change. Our current analysis shows the sensemaking process on a micro level and that while the change in the learning environment was both sudden and drastic, all entrepreneurship educators have focused on extracted cues and plausibility to define their own and their students’ role in the new setting. We therefore see great potential in bridging the contemporary knowledge of sensemaking from Weick (1995) in our efforts to explore the entrepreneurial learning processes in online settings.
Original languageEnglish
Conference series3E 2021 3E Conference – ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference on 5-7 May 2021 online
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2021


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