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ERIC Number: EJ1083887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Making Sense of Learning: Insights from an Experientially-Based Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programme
Blackwood, Tony; Round, Anna; Pugalis, Lee; Hatt, Lucy
Industry and Higher Education, v29 n6 p445-457 Dec 2015
Entrepreneurial learning is complex, reflecting the distinctive dispositions of entrepreneurs (including nascent entrepreneurs at an early stage in their entrepreneurial life course). The surge in entrepreneurship education programmes over recent decades and the attendant increase in scholarship have often contributed to this convoluted field. Consequently, universally applicable articulations of entrepreneurship education can be problematic, especially demarcating between more formal and less formal learning experiences that are not necessarily confined to traditional educational institutions. The authors explore the ways in which nascent entrepreneurs experience and articulate their own "learning" and development during the first year of a specific three-year experientially-based programme. Drawing attention to their deployment of sense-making narratives, the paper presents key findings that have implications for theory and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)