• Fabrizio D’Angello University of Macerata


entrepreneurship education, enterprise education, capability approach, teacher training, cultural historical activity theory,


Entrepreneurship education has become an educational priority in Europe and
beyond, and there exist various practical interpretations. Examining it from the
perspective of the capability approach, the purpose of this paper is to analyse the
concept and its implications in educational (and not primarily economic) terms as
these relate to people’s faculty to act and to the goal of human development, but
also separate from the theoretical circuit of human capital and from a figure of
self-entrepreneur. Consequently, this paper will focus on the importance of
teacher-training aimed at supporting the rationale for enterprise education, relying
on methodological proposals inspired by recent advancements in cultural historical
activity theory.


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