Insights in Entrepreneurship Education: Integrating Innovative Teaching Practices
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze reoccurring insights in Entrepreneurship Education (EE) literature, fill gaps in the scholarly discussion, and develop innovative teaching tools for entrepreneurship educators. The study is based on an in-depth review of the current EE literature drawing on insights from about 70 studies. The analysis finds a clear need for: EE on the university level; clear goals and objectives; clear program descriptions; a more practical orientation; and true alumni networks. Additionally it finds that EE should be interdisciplinary, student-centered, practical, as well as containing strong elements of reflection, support, and networking. These findings are a valuable resource for educators interested in innovative teaching practices and entrepreneurship program design in a university context. This paper develops three suggestions on the use of innovative teaching practices, namely a course on business models, an adapted form of business simulation with a focus on cross-disciplinary networking, and a comprehensive class in entrepreneurial venturing that takes the student through all steps of establishing and growing a business.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 68 p.
Entrepreneurship education, innovative teaching practices, interdisciplinary, entrepreneurship program design
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-21456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-21456DiVA: diva2:628438
Subject / course
IHH, Business Administration
2011-08-19, B3009, Gjuterigatan 5, Jönköping, 18:30 (English)
Achtenhagen, Leona, ProfessorMelander, Anders, Associate Professor