A contemporary approach to entrepreneurship education

Jones, Colin & English, Jack (2004) A contemporary approach to entrepreneurship education. Education + Training, 46(8/9), pp. 416-423.

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Abstract

Entrepreneurial education is the process of providing individuals with the ability to recognise commercial opportunities and the insight, self-esteem, knowledge and skills to act on them. It includes instruction in opportunity recognition, commercialising a concept, marshalling resources in the face of risk, and initiating a business venture. It also includes instruction in traditional business disciplines such as management, marketing, information systems and finance. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and introduction of a new program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Tasmania. Within this program the process and responsibility of learning has largely been reversed through the process of student centred learning. This method of learning represents a challenging departure from the traditional mainstream teaching practices. In considering the benefits achievable from this teaching method, this paper also considers the difficulties in transferring increased responsibility to students to manage their futures.

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ID Code: 92860
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Copyright 2004 Emerald Group. Reproduced in accordance with the publishers policy. The definitive published version is available online at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/et/et.jsp
Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Student Centred Learning
DOI: 10.1108/00400910410569533
ISSN: 0040-0912
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2016 02:26
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 02:26

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