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Holistic experimentation for emergence: A creative approach to postgraduate entrepreneurship education and training

Mitra, J (2017) 'Holistic experimentation for emergence: A creative approach to postgraduate entrepreneurship education and training.' Industry and Higher Education, 31 (1). pp. 34-50. ISSN 0950-4222

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This article explores the development of a comprehensive and systemic approach to entrepreneurship education at a research-intensive university in the United Kingdom. The exploration is based on two key conceptual challenges: (a) taking entrepreneurship to mean something more than new business creation and (b) differentiating between entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurship training. The author draws on human capital, capabilities and planned behaviour theories together with those of competency-based and experiential learning to make six propositions. The idea is to develop a replicative framework for obtaining insights into the setting of multiple objectives, varied content and a range of pedagogies with which to achieve critical learning outcomes for a set of postgraduate programmes on entrepreneurship in a university context. We distinguish between entrepreneurship education and training but recognize the importance of incorporating both in a curriculum designed to offer a higher education platform for mindset change, critical thinking, problem-solving and individual development capabilities and entrepreneurial value creation in different environments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurial capabilities; entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; holistic approach, training
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 10:39
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:36

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