Doğum yeri Osmaniye olan araştırmacı lisans eğitimine Atatürk Üniversitesi Bayburt Eğitim Fakültesinde Fen Bilgisi Öğretmenliği Programında 2005 yılında başlamış olup, lisans eğitimini aynı yıl yatay geçiş yaptığı Cumhuriyet Üniversitesinde 2009 yılında tamamlamıştır. Yüksek lisans eğitimini Sakarya Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Fen Bilgisi Eğitimi Anabilim Dalında 2011 yılında tamamlamıştır. Doktora eğitimini 2011 yılında Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Fen Bilgisi Eğitimi Anabilim Dalında başlamış olup, doktora eğitimini aynı yıl yatay geçiş yaptığı Uludağ Üniversitesinde 2016 yılında tamamlamıştır. Ayrıca araştırmacı 2014-2015 eğitim öğretim yılında TÜBİTAK destekli (2214-A) olarak Finlandiya Turku Üniversitesinde Öğretmen Eğitimi Okulunda yaklaşık 1 yıl süreyle fen eğitiminde girişimcilik konusunda araştırmalar yürütmüştür. Araştırmacı 2012-2016 yılları arasında Uludağ Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesinde araştırma görevlisi olarak görev yapmış, 2016 yılından itibaren Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Fen Bilgisi Eğitimi Anabilim Dalında öğretim üyesi olarak görevine devam etmektedir. Araştırma konu alanları genelde fen öğretimi özelde ise fen eğitiminde girişimcilik üzerine çalışmalar yürütmektedir. Bu konu alanlarında araştırmacının SCI, SCI-expanded, SSCI, alan indeksleri, TR dizin, ulusal ve uluslararası diğer indekslerde çok sayıda araştırma makalesi  bulunmaktadır.
Born in Osmaniye, the researcher started his undergraduate education in the Science Teaching Program at Atatürk University Bayburt Faculty of Education in 2005 and completed his undergraduate education in 2009 at Cumhuriyet University, where he transferred to the same year. He completed her master's degree at Sakarya University, Institute of Educational Sciences, Department of Science Education in 2011. He started his doctorate education at Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Science Education in 2011, and completed his doctoral education in 2016 at Uludağ University, where he transferred to the same year. He also worked as a doctoral researcher (TUBİTAK 2214-A - International Research Fellowship Programme for PhD Students) at Turku University in Finland from 2014-2015. He worked as a research assistant at Uludağ University Faculty of Education between 2012 and 2016, and has been working as a faculty member in Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University Science Education Department since 2016. His research interests are on science teaching in general, and special research interests are E-STEM education, entrepreneurship in science teaching. In these subject areas, the researcher has many research articles in SCI, SCI-expanded, SSCI, field indexes, TR index, and other national and international indexes.




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1-Special Issue "Entrepreneurship Education Creating Impact for Societies: Known Worlds and New Frontiers"


Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jaana Seikkula-Leino E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
1. Department of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Box 70., SE-891 22 Sundsvall, Sweden
2. Department of Education (UTV), Tampere University of Applied Sciences, 33520 Tampere, Finland
Interests: entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurial competencies; impact; curriculum; strategy; assessment; digital education; teacher education
Prof. Dr. Timo Pihkala E-Mail Website 
Guest Editor
School Engineering Science, LUT University, FI-15210 Lahti, Finland
Interests: entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; strategic management; SMEs; innovation; small business; family business; organizational development; entrepreneurial university
Prof. Dr. Slavica Singer E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
1. Faculty of Economics, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
2. Entrepreneurship Education, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 75007 Paris, France
Interests: entrepreneurship education; Quintuple Helix collaboration mode; entrepreneurial university; entrepreneurial/enterprising competences; assessment—from outputs to personal development (impact)
Dr. İsa Deveci E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Avsar Yerleskesi 46100, Turkey
Interests: science teacher education; entreprenurship in science education; E-STEM; entrepreneurial competencies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last two decades, the entrepreneurship discipline has evolved from the study of entrepreneurs and the economics of entrepreneurship to a much broader subject that includes, for example, the promotion of entrepreneurial behavioral patterns in businesses, individuals and institutions, university–industry–government collaboration, start-ups and scale-ups, entrepreneurial aspirations and orientation. (Belitski & Heron, 2017; Bonaccorsi et al., 2013.)  Furthermore, entrepreneurial ecosystems have emerged as efficient mechanisms for business community engagement and the transfer of knowledge, creating value for society. Impact creation is also emphasized in the academic discussion of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems. (Lahikainen et al., 2019.) However, it is challenging to verify its overall impact (Bornmann, 2013; Bornmann, 2016). Undoubtedly, it is also challenging to assess the impact of entrepreneurship education (e.g., Tehseen & Haider, 2021).

Co-creation and engagement are both emphasized when discussing entrepreneurial ecosystems. Furthermore, entrepreneurial competence is emphasized. Thus, a university's broader social role, for example, extends beyond the traditional academic core based on education and research missions (e.g., Laredo, 2007).  The ability to balance regional stakeholders' and education systems' expectations (Charles et al., 2014; Salomaa and Charles, 2019) requires the university’s strategic organizational capacity to be enhanced, the systematic development of bridging mechanisms and entrepreneurial skills within educational institutions, and the individual abilities of both staff and learners to adapt and thrive in ever-changing circumstances. These issues are addressed in the context of entrepreneurship education; according to many scholars (Deveci & Seikkula-Leino, 2018; Frank 2007; Berglund and Johansson 2007; Halberstadt et al., 2019; Seikkula-Leino et al., 2021), entrepreneurial activities involve the ability to identify and solve problems, seek and create new opportunities, be creative, take risks, collaborate, and innovate.

In this Special Issue, we provide an overview of how entrepreneurship education can strengthen impact creation. Traditional academic education must be critically re-evaluated to learn what kind of competencies we need to foster in order to improve the well-being of societies. How should education and learning be reshaped? What are our key strategies and tools? What roles do different actors play in entrepreneurial ecosystems?

Therefore, this Special Issue will focus on the following topics:

  • How can we reshape traditional education by integrating entrepreneurial ecosystems to drive societal change?
  • How can we depart from the mono-disciplinary approach toward the concept of relevant knowledge (integrated knowledge based on experiential learning)?
  • How could entrepreneurship education change the role of educators, policymakers, stakeholders, and learners?
  • How could entrepreneurship education respond to the challenges of entrepreneurial ecosystem creation? Policy recommendations, as well as suggestions for strategy and curriculum design and educational programs, are welcome.
  • What are the future competencies required? Does the shift from more discipline-orientated education address the required competencies and skills of working life?
  • How could different education sectors or groups promote entrepreneurial learning as a life-long competence?
  • How do entrepreneurial activities, social impacts, and entrepreneurial ecosystems relate to each other?

You might present new knowledge to the field from a novel angle, or you could present, e.g., an article with a multidisciplinary approach and new types of research openings or results. What could be your contribution be to entrepreneurship education research when we consider “the known worlds and new frontiers”?

Both conceptual and empirical papers are welcome. Potential contributors are welcome to contact the Guest Editors before the 1st of February 2023. The submission deadline is 1 March 2023.


Deveci, I.  &  J. Seikkula-Leino. 2018. A Review of Entrepreneurship Education in Teacher Education. Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, vol 15, no 1, 105-148.

Bornmann, L., 2013. What Is Societal Impact of Research and How Can It Be Assessed? A Literature Survey. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 64(2): 217-233.

Bornmann, L., 2016. Measuring impact in research evaluations: a thorough discussion of methods for, effects of and problems with impact measurements. High Educ (2017) 73:775–787. DOI 10.1007/s10734-016-9995-x

Belitski, M., & Heron, K. (2017). Expanding entrepreneurship education ecosystems. Journal of Management Development, 36(2), 163–177.

Bonaccorsi, A., Colombo, M.G., Guerini, M. and Rossi-Lamastra, C. (2013), “University specialization and new firm creation across industries”, Small Business Economics, Vol. 41 No. 4, pp. 837–863

Berglund, K., & Johansson, A.W. (2007).  Entrepreneurship, Discourses and Conscientization in Processes of Regional Development. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 19 (6), 499–525.

Charles, D., Kitagawa, F. and Uyarra, E. (2014). University in Crisis? - new challenges and strategies in two English city-regions, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, pp. 327–348.

Frank, A. I. (2007). Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills: A Missing Element of Planning. Education. Planning, Practice & Research, 22(4), 635-648.

Halberstadt, J.,  Schank, C., Euler, M, & R. Harms. 2019. Learning Sustainability Entrepreneurship by Doing: Providing a Lecturer-Oriented Service Learning Framework. Sustainability, 11(5), 1217. Retrieved on from https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051217

Laredo, P. (2007). Revisiting the Third Mission of Universities: Toward a Renewed Categorization of University Activities?, Higher Education Policy, Volume 20, Issue 4.

Lahikainen K, Kolhinen J, Ruskovaara E, Pihkala T. Challenges to the development of an entrepreneurial university ecosystem: The case of a Finnish university campus. Industry and Higher Education. 2019;33(2):96-107. doi:10.1177/0950422218815806

Salomaa, M. & Charles, D. (2019). The university third mission and the European Structural Funds in peripheral regions: Insights from Finland. RUNIN Working Paper series 07/2019. https://ris.utwente.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/138694426/07.2019_Salomaa_Charles.pdf

Seikkula-Leino, J.; Salomaa, M.; Jónsdóttir, S.R.; McCallum, E.; Israel, H. EU Policies Driving Entrepreneurial Competences—Reflections from the Case of EntreComp. Sustainability 2021, 13, 8178. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158178

Tehseen, S.; Haider, S.A. Impact of Universities’ Partnerships on Students’ Sustainable Entrepreneurship Intentions: A Comparative Study. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5025. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095025

Prof. Dr. Jaana Seikkula-Leino
Prof. Dr. Timo Pihkala
Prof. Dr. Slavica Singer
Dr. İsa Deveci
Guest Editors


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  • entrepreneurship education
  • entrepreneurial learning
  • entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • impact

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.



2-Call for a Special issue of Entrepreneurship in Science Teaching


Journal of Turkish Science Education

Call for a Special issue of Entrepreneurship in Science Teaching

Deadline for the submission of studies: 12th Jun 2022

Overview and Purpose of the Special Issue

Entrepreneurship education has a long history. It has been studied especially in the field of economics and business, and in recent years, it has started to be studied in the field of educational sciences due to its increasing importance and current examples. With the prominence of studies carried out in science education in educational research, discipline-specific studies have also emerged. Particularly with the subjects such as sustainability and environmental education, it has been included in entrepreneurship education programs in science education and its importance has increased even more.

The prominence of entrepreneurship in science education is a suitable ground for the development of an entrepreneurial mindset in science education. Therefore, since the projects that will activate the entrepreneurial mindset are for daily life and the importance of daily life in science education is known, this relationship also played a role in bringing the two disciplines together and the number of the studies was increased correspondingly.

In this special issue, it is primarily aimed to publish various methods, techniques, models, and research topics in which science education and entrepreneurship are used/integrated, and to introduce studies in the field. In addition, studies in the field of entrepreneurship in education will be taken into account.

Specific topics may include but are not limited to, the impact of different crises on:

  • entrepreneurship education in K16
  • entrepreneur (science) teacher education
  • entrepreneur school
  • entrepreneurship & physics
  • entrepreneurship & chemistry
  • entrepreneurship & biology
  • entrepreneurship & earth science
  • entrepreneurship & epidemic
  • entrepreneurship & sustainable development
  • entrepreneurship & environmental education
  • entrepreneurship & green deal
  • entrepreneurship & STEM
  • other entrepreneurship studies integrated with science education (primary education, lower and upper secondary education, science teacher education etc.,)

Preparation and submission of study and review process

Studies submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions, including supporting teaching materials, should be about max. 10,000 words in length. Copies should be sent to the editor’s e-mail addresses. You need to upload your study using the Journal of Turkish Science Education system if it is accepted as the final version. For guidelines, visit http://tused.org/index.php/tused/autguide “Submission Guidelines for Journal of Turkish Science Education”Submissions that do not comply with the journal publishing guidelines, or that are poorly written will be desk rejected. Studies will be subjected to a double-blind review.

Please address all questions to the guest editors:

Dr. Sedat UÇAR, Professor, Cukurova University Faculty of Education, Turkey

Email: sedatucar@gmail.com

Dr. İsa DEVECİ, Assc. Professor, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Education, Turkey

Email: deveciisa@gmail.com

Dr. Peter TIERNAN, Lecturer & Researcher in Entrepreneurship Education, Dublin City University, Ireland

Email:  peter.d.tiernan@dcu.ie

Dr. Sila KAYA-CAPOCCI, Lecturer & Researcher, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey

Email:  silakaya0158@gmail.com

Dr. Jaana SEIKKULA-LEINO, Professor, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University, Finland