ERIC Number: ED427258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Entrepreneurship Success Stories: Implications for Teaching and Learning. Practice Application Brief No. 3.
Brown, Bettina Lankard
Societal trends and personal characteristics are facilitating movement from corporate to self-employment. The entrepreneurship movement is characterized by several trends that are influencing the way people work: such as younger workers expecting shorter-term commitments to work, expanding career options, opening of worldwide operations, and technological advances that make it possible to work at home. Successful entrepreneurs usually are perceptive, innovative, creative, self-directed, action oriented, confident, collaborative, persevering, and decisive. Entrepreneurship education extends beyond technical and financial considerations. Strategies that educators can use to promote higher-order thinking, in-depth understanding, and high-quality achievement (behaviors and skills associated with entrepreneurship) include the following: (1) situate learning in the context of its real-world application; (2) require in-depth understanding of a concept or issue; (3) provide learning activities that enable students to engage in their preferred styles of learning; (4) make classrooms student centered; (5) integrate content and context; (6) become a coach and mentor rather than a dispenser of knowledge; (7) require collaboration and teamwork; (8) require students to achieve high intellectual standards; and (9) engage students in exploration, inquiry, problem solving, and reflection. (Contains 11 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.