Professional noticing is a skill that involves paying close attention to a specific situation, analysing it, and using that analysis to make effective decisions or take appropriate actions. In the context of entrepreneurship education, professional noticing is a valuable tool for developing students' entrepreneurial competences by enabling them to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Professional noticing can be applied in a wide range of situations, from identifying potential business opportunities to managing and resolving conflicts within a team. It involves a combination of cognitive and metacognitive skills, such as observation, interpretation, reflection, and evaluation, as well as emotional intelligence and communication skills.
By developing their professional noticing skills, students can become more effective problem solvers, more confident decision makers, and more adaptable to changing circumstances. This is particularly important in today's fast-paced and unpredictable business environment, where entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs need to be able to identify and act on all types of ideas against the backdrop of constant change and disruption.
Through the PROMISE projects teachers and students in the field of entrepreneurship education will have the opportunity to develop and enhance their professional noticing skills, contributing to the overall goal of improving the quality of entrepreneurship education in Europe.