The Role and Impact of Entrepreneurship Education
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The Role and Impact of Entrepreneurship Education

Methods, Teachers and Innovative Programmes

Edited by Alain Fayolle, Dafna Kariv and Harry Matlay

This edited volume aims to bridge persistent research and practitioner gaps in entrepreneurship education theory and practice, as well as its relationship to main stakeholders. In 16 focused chapters, authored by leading international authorities in this topic, it offers new and innovative conceptual frameworks, research directions and illustrative case studies.
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Chapter 3: A portfolio of integrative and reinforcing pedagogies

Mark P. Rice and William C. Stitt

Abstract

The pedagogical system described in this chapter has evolved through an iterative process of course development involving seven faculties, three universities and four courses. This learning experience has been tailored for mid-career working professionals participating in a part-time, blended learning MBA program. The learning experience utilizes a comprehensive portfolio of pedagogical techniques designed to achieve three overarching learning outcomes: mastery of knowledge; development of a skillset to enable effective application of the knowledge mastered, including the capacity for self-directed learning; and development of an entrepreneurial mindset. Instead of being instructor-centric, this pedagogical system relies on participant-centered learning. In this mode a significant part of the learning value is derived from having the students practice being autodidacts individually and collectively and also from the skill of the professor in facilitating the sharing among students of their insights about knowledge sets, skills sets and mindsets within the context of their differing work environments. The chapter provides assessment of the course from students, faculty and staff.

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