Entrepreneurship education : insights into students’ learning experience / Kaarthiyainy Supramaniam and Nalini Arumugam

Supramaniam, Kaarthiyainy and Arumugam, Nalini (2012) Entrepreneurship education : insights into students’ learning experience / Kaarthiyainy Supramaniam and Nalini Arumugam. Asian Journal of University Education, 8 (2). pp. 2-19. ISSN 1823-7797

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Abstract

Entrepreneurship education is emerging as an important field that it is timely to closely examine the learning experiences of individuals who are immersed in a formal curriculum to inculcate entrepreneurship. There is a lack of insights into how the teaching methods adopted in the top-down approach affect students’ learning experiences. This paper adopts a case study approach in investigating an event organised by undergraduates at a Malaysian public university as universities in the local context heed the call to produce more entrepreneurs to spur socio-economic activities. Observations and interviews with the student leader and two other students, and their lecturers revealed that while the top-down approach preferred by the university in engaging students to spur them to become entrepreneurs has its merits, the response at the ground level revealed challenges that they faced in participating in the entrepreneurial event. Findings of the study underscore the importance of narrowing the gap between pedagogical prescriptivism and learner readiness to become entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Article
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Supramaniam, KaarthiyainyUNSPECIFIED
Arumugam, NaliniUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty > Malaysia
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Institutions of higher education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Career education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Asian Centre for Research on University Learning and Teaching (ACRULeT)
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education
ISSN: 1823-7797
Volume: 8
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 2-19
Item ID: 12347
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, Teaching methods, Top-down approach, Event, University,Eentrepreneur
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 04:16
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/12347

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