Why we think peer learning is the best way to learn about startups
After more than 20 years in entrepreneurship and with the last 5-6 focused mostly on education, I think we are going to fool ourselves if we think entrepreneurship can be taught.
Usually the skill to get accurate information is not learned through a teacher but through practice in discerning how to make sure the information we receive is accurate.
During the time spent on my last project, I realized that the number of tools and the total knowledge available for entrepreneurs is not only enormous but also growing exponentially. So, I don’t think a teacher can keep up.
Triggered by an experiment run by Sugata Mitra few years ago in India, I started my research on peer learning. There are many models in peer learning, starting from the traditional model used by schools like Montessori or Waldorf to the more innovative learning groups where peers form partnerships and assist each other.
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