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A contemporary approach to entrepreneurship education


Jones, C and English, JW, A contemporary approach to entrepreneurship education, Education + Training, 46, (8-9) pp. 416-423. ISSN 0040-0912 (2004) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1108/00400910410569533


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Entrepreneurship Education, and Student Centred Learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Technical, further and workplace education
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Other economic framework
Objective Field:Other economic framework not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jones, C (Dr Colin Jones)
UTAS Author:English, JW (Associate Professor Jack English)
ID Code:30614
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2011-10-03
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