Author(s): Hamed A. Ead and Sahar A. Fadlallah
The idea of integrating green entrepreneurship into education has aroused much enthusiasm in the past few years. A myriad of effects has been stated to result from this, not only green economic growth, job and new investment opportunities creation and increased societal resilience, but also individual growth, increased university engagement, and improved equality. However, putting this idea into practice has posed significant challenges alongside the stated positive effects. The lack of time and resources, teachers’ fear of commercialism, impeding educational structures, assessment difficulties, and a lack of definitional clarity are some of the challenges that practitioners have encountered when trying to integrate green entrepreneurship into education.
This study aims to clarify some basic tenets of green entrepreneurship in African universities, focusing on what it is, why it is relevant to society, when it is applied or not, and how to do it in practice. This study intends to clarify existing research in the domains of green entrepreneurship, education, psychology, and philosophy to provide some guidance.