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CPEER - Community of Practice for Entrepreneurship Educators and Researchers


CPEER is a peer-to-peer group for academic staff and researchers, funded by the Teaching and Learning Unit at CIT.  It was initiated by Lisa Murphy, Lecturer, Department of Management and Enterprise and Dr Helen McGuirk, Head, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence.

CPEER - Community of Practice for Entrepreneurship Educators and Researchers - is focused on supporting educators in their research and teaching endeavours in entrepreneurship education. CPEER is part of the vibrant entrepreneurial culture across CIT and aims to enable collaboration on matters connected to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education (EEE). The CPEER group will allow members to discuss all aspects of teaching in the EEE space, including pedagogical tools, assessments, new practices, research, upcoming seminars and conference opportunities.

It is envisaged that CPEER will be associated with the ACE group (Accelerating Campus Entrepreneurship) but distinct from it as CPEER’s members are educators in EEE. The group will also benefit from the planned roll-out of the Digital Badge in Entrepreneurship for early career educators in the subject, and enhance the work of the recently awarded NTL Forum DELTA Award for Entrepreneurship.

An inaugural workshop was held on Monday, December 17, 2018. This workshop was open to all staff involved in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education.  The aim of this workshop was to construct a collective vision for CPEER and discuss the needs of entrepreneurship educators, the challenges they face and the state of the art in EEE in terms of pedagogy and practise

The following gatherings have also been planned:

  • A second workshop to discuss actions and ideas for the next semester; members have the opportunity to share good practice and current research.
  • Innovation Week 2019. Professional development lecture delivered by an expert in the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education space.

If you are interested in being part of CPEER, please contact


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