Has our World Changed? Demystifying Entrepreneurship Thinking as a Way-out in a Risky Society

2020 International Journal of Business and Economic Affairs  
The breakout of COVID-19 has come together with upside-down challenges in our daily practices. From the impacts of COVID-19 onto the current Education 4.0 era, the longstanding belief regarding technology as an essential tool to survive in the socio-economic climate looks no longer workable at all. With these backgrounds, demystifying thinking can be viewed as a possible way-out. Has our world changed? The current dilemma is that the world is changing, but without a clear picture of it. As
more » ... ture of it. As assumed by the Risk Society Theory, our daily practices involve different forms of risk. Most importantly, the emergence of risky factors is unpredictable and inevitable. No doubt, there is a need to prepare for the rise of uncertainties and the emergence of risk. In this circumstance, how to embrace technology and integrate it with our daily practices has become an essential task. In order to enhance the responsiveness of the current generation, this project approached a total of 180 Hong Kong undergraduates from the Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) domain to receive training in Computational Thinking between February and November in 2019. Actually, critical thinking has a long tradition in influencing the training of professional studies at different levels including undergraduate programs, post-graduate programs, and even qualifying training. When the promotion of critical thinking has become a compulsory module for primary and secondary schools in some regions, how Hong Kong can avoid falling behind has become an irreversible topic among not only scholars but also all walks of life. Undergraduates in this pilot study were engaged with their projects on entrepreneurship. The results showed that applications and practices of critical thinking have fostered the responsiveness of the involved undergraduates. They have also reached a significant improvement in the effectiveness of project management. This pilot study has confirmed that critical thinking is a way to solve specific problems, as well as a timeless, transferable skill which enables an individual to think more clearly and logically.
doi:10.24088/ijbea-2020-53004 fatcat:lwft7tcztbeibcca3urmm5ghf4