EM Series

Welcome to the EM series! These short videos show us what the entrepreneurial mindset (EM) is and why it's vital for your students to succeed in the world today. 

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In this video, you'll learn:

  • A basic understanding of KEEN
  • A basic understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Why it's our mission to graduate engineers with this mindset


Let's unpack what we mean by “mindset"! 

Doug Melton discusses how this concept is relevant to us as educators, and how we can design educational interventions to impact students. 

As we explore habit of mind and thinking patterns, think about how motivations, attitudes, and skills influence entrepreneurial outcomes. 

By the end of this video, you should be able to: 

  • Define the concept of mindset and how it applies to engineering education
  • Explain why an entrepreneurial mindset is vital for your students’ future success
  • ​Identify how you can apply the KEEN Framework as a resource


The tools and process for designing courses and curriculum include a three step process: 

  1. Use design tools to determine educational objectives 
  2. Select pedagogical approaches for the classroom and assignments 
  3. Assess and improve 

In this video, Doug Melton shares how Bloom's and Krathwohl's taxonomies can be coupled with the KEEN Framework to determine educational objectives. You are invited to help develop a pedagogy called Entrepreneurially Minded Learning (EML) that focuses on opportunity and impact. EML complements other pedagogical approaches, but helps develop entrepreneurial mindset, meeting a need for our rapidly changing world.