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ERIC Number: EJ1084905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Engineering Students' Conceptions of Entrepreneurial Learning as Part of Their Education
Täks, Marge; Tynjälä, Päivi; Kukemelk, Hasso
European Journal of Engineering Education, v41 n1 p53-69 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine what kinds of conceptions of entrepreneurial learning engineering students expressed in an entrepreneurship course integrated in their study programme. The data were collected during an entrepreneurship course in Estonia that was organised for fourth-year engineering students, using video-recorded group interviews (N?=?48) and individual in-depth interviews (N?=?16). As a result of the phenomenographic analysis, four qualitatively distinctive conceptions of entrepreneurial learning were discerned. Entrepreneurial learning was seen to involve (1) applying entrepreneurial ideas to engineering, (2) understanding entrepreneurial issues in a new way, (3) action-oriented personal development, and (4) self-realising through collective effort. These qualitatively distinct categories differed from each other in four dimensions of variation: nature of learning, response to pedagogy, relation to teamwork, and learning outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia