About teaching at the IDC

This year I had the pleasure and privilege to teach the course I developed for PresenTense, meant for social entrepreneurs, to honors students at one of Israel’s leading undergraduate colleges: the IDC. After months of on-and-off attempts to write something about the experience of porting a course and curriculum developed for informal educational experiences for entrepreneurs into a regimented, graded, formal academic environment for honors level students, I finally blogged about it on the PresenTense blog, here:

In my opinion, there are few things more enjoyable and more rewarding than teaching a person new skills that can help them make an impact on the world. Over the past five years, since we established the PresenTense Institute for Creative Zionism (and with it our program for social entrepreneurs in communities around the world), I’ve had the privilege to teach hundreds of entrepreneurs and organizational professionals tools and tricks for how to start social ventures.

But it wasn’t until this year that our unique curriculum was honored by being included among college courses – available only to honors students, no less. In the fall semester of 2012, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (known as the IDC, and one of Israel’s leading undergraduate institutions) offered A Practical Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, which I taught.

You can read more on the PresenTense site – but most importantly, check out the video my students made after the course. Pretty cool.

Many, many thanks to Agathe Adar Sarfati, who made it, and has an exciting future ahead of her as an innovative, driving force.


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