Fordham University Graduate School of Education (GSE) Counseling Psychology Professor Dr. Mitchell Rabinowitz presented “Decision Making Related to Entrepreneurship: Learning to See What is Important”, during the October 28-30, 2017 Annual Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Entrepreneur Education Network at Hangzhou, China’s Zhejiang University. “We are very pleased that Dr. Rabinowitz represented Fordham and the GSE at UNESCO’s recent international entrepreneurship education conference,” stated GSE Dean Virginia Roach. “Participating in this kind of endeavor highlights the excellent work our faculty members are doing to positively impact education all over the world.”
The opportunity to share his expertise at the conference grew out of Dr. Rabinowitz’s research interests in skill acquisition and expertise, problem solving, and decision-making. In his talk, he shared research showing the need for entrepreneurs to: 1) learn how to determine what is important related to creating an entrepreneurial endeavor; and 2) recognize that entrepreneurship involves a high level of decision-making and problem solving ability. Overall, conference presenters sought to share ideas for creating educational systems in developing countries that will train students to become entrepreneurs and help them learn how to make better business decisions in an entrepreneurial environment.