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Sarah Robinson

Progression and coherence in enterprise education: an overall framework supporting diversity

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The domain of enterprise education has broadened over several dimensions in the last 25 years. It has expanded with respect to who is educating, it has broadened with respect to what students are expected to learn, it has increased in the scale and scope of courses and it has transformed how we educate from a transfer of business competencies towards an entrepreneurial pedagogy.
A range of educational institutions delivering many different activities using a number of pedagogies now offers Enterprise education. The cost of this expansion has been a loss of precision about what enterprise education is. With many actors performing quite different activities under approximately the same heading we need to develop our ability to distinguish between the different elements and approaches to enterprise education.
In this chapter we explore a framework that allows educators to communicate their differences in enterprise education. The framework is elaborated through a large research project PACE (Promoting a Culture of Entrepreneurship). Course elements have gradually been developed, described and implemented in curricular course activities, where anthropologists have studied them. Based on the observations from the anthropologists course activities have been further systematically revised and condensed into a two week summer school, where the behaviour of students and teachers have been studied again by anthropologists.
These insights are organised into a matrix that positions essential enterprise education elements in relation to each other. Furthermore we suggest a process model describing the progression of the learning process. We do this by combining a differentiation of progression through the enterprise learning activities with a differentiation of the pedagogical approach. The chapter provides teachers and scholars within the large and growing community of enterprise education with a framework that enables them to communicate more clearly about the roles and relationships between different enterprise courses and modules.
TitelEntrepreneurial Learning: New perspectives in research, education and practice : New perspectives in research, education and practice
RedaktørerDavid Rae, Catherine Wang
Udgivelsesårjan. 2015
ISBN (trykt)978-0-415-72324-4
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2015

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