FungiPreneurs Project research and updates

The objective of the FungiPreneurs project is to support the social inclusion of vulnerable groups in rural areas through environmental awareness about the importance of fungi for the ecosystems and the marketable value of mycological resources, promoting behaviour change, green skills development and responsible and sustainable social entrepreneurship.

The project features a fantastic consortium, with partners from ECM Ingenieria Ambiental (Spain), Disruptia (Spain), META4 (Austria), Mindshift – Talent Advisory (Portugal), and Centre For Social Innovation – CSI (Cyprus)

As work is ongoing on the project, INQS is heavily focused on research into the area of personal reflection and action planning.

Personal reflection is an essential element in the “transfer” from learning in the classroom to a more experiential based learning and for the integration and manifestation of what has been learned into everyday life. The “transfer” is essentially from the classroom to the real world.

As noted by Bourner (2003), “What distinguishes reflective thinking about an experience from unreflective thinking is the process of interrogating the experiencing with searching questions.””””. The necessary requirements for effective personal reflection are myriad as outlined by Bauer & Dunn (2003), Fernsten & Fernsten (2005) and Schön (1987).

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