Two University of Phoenix Teams Present at Small Business Institute 2021 Annual Conference

Two University of Phoenix Teams Present at Small Business Institute 2021 Annual Conference

We are excited to report two University of Phoenix teams presented at the Small Business Institute 2021 Annual Conference (virtual) on February 25-26, 2021.

Career and Technical Education in COVID-19:  A New Beginning?

Team:  Irene Chen, Elizabeth Isele, Matt Knight, Ronald Leach, Norris Krueger, Jean Perlman, Louise Underdahl 

Economic, political, social, academic, public health, and philosophical dimensions of COVID-19 have catalyzed career and technical education (CTE) innovation.  Risks and uncertainties associated with COVID-19 are complemented by unprecedented educational opportunity, progress, and new beginnings. This multiple case study highlights novel approaches to accelerating CTE development, experiential learning, pedagogy, and entrepreneurship in the COVID-19 environment.
 
 
Reframing Start-Up Success:  Action Learning and Beyond

Team:  Wendy van Schalkwyk, Herman van Niekerk, Louise Underdahl

Reframing start-up success synthesizes real life start-up entrepreneurship outcomes with education curricula, integrating theory and practice in a safe learning and personal growth environment.  Action Learning is the pedagogical foundation upon which to build and sustain academic/community/industry partnerships.  This study contributes to existing literature and presents Action Learning as a system-based approach which incorporates all the elements of a learning ecosystem in a holistic manner for consideration by economic, social, political, and academic policymakers. 
 

Congratulations teams!