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180100 – Section 01   

Harvard Graduate School of EducationEDUFernando Reimers
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 2017  (show academic calendar)Th   1:00 p.m. - 3:59 p.m.Batten iLab (HBS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

This course is for students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of how social entrepreneurs can generate sustainable educational innovations. Over the course of the semester, participants will develop a viable education venture, preparing them to launch their own social enterprise to improve educational opportunity. The course will be taught at the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) and will involve a series of activities and experiential workshops focused on the fundamentals of creating an educational enterprise. Readings, discussions, and related activities examine the contributions of social entrepreneurs to expanding educational opportunity. Students will engage in biweekly conversations with guest mentors, all of whom are education entrepreneurs working domestically or internationally. Weekly discussion sections will include workshops to build targeted skill sets.Permission of instructor required. Enrollment is limited to 60. Auditors are not permitted. The ideal student for this course wishes to address a need in the education sphere through innovation. Students with prior knowledge and experience in education, technology, or business given preference. Enrollment procedure will be posted on the course website.

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.