An experiential learning approach to teaching entrepreneurship in business education

Wong, Caroline, and Ayoko, Oluremi (2010) An experiential learning approach to teaching entrepreneurship in business education. In: Abstracts from the 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. From: ANZAM 2010: 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, 8 - 10 December 2010, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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This paper makes a case for the use of experiential learning where a team-based project (business venture) functions to create opportunities for learning entrepreneurship capabilities. Specifically, the team-based-experiential instructional strategy provides the platform for student to apply business concepts, practice communication and social skills in a low threat environment. We employed a multi-method qualitative approach (observations and reflective journals) to document students' interactions over a period of 13 weeks. Results indicate that the experiential learning processes enabled student project teams to develop an understanding and appreciation of the entrepreneurial skills needed to run a successful business. The value of this paper lies in the knowledge that experiential learning allows would-be entrepreneurs to predict and explain the behavior of the world around them and to construct expectations for what is likely to occur next.

Item ID: 35290
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: experiential learning, team processes and entrepreneurial capacities
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Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 02:33
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 50%
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