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ERIC Number: EJ846040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
The Role of Inquiry-Based Learning in Entrepreneurship Education
Pittaway, Luke
Industry and Higher Education, v23 n3 p153-162 Jun 2009
This paper introduces a course design that used history and inquiry-based learning to develop science students' understanding of invention, innovation and commercialization processes. First, it explains inquiry-based learning and then introduces a sample course design, explaining the rationale, structure and process. Following on from this introduction, a student case study on the development of Taxol is used to show how inquiry-based learning can enhance science students' understanding of entrepreneurial processes. The case study provides an illustration of the forms of knowledge gained through the use of inquiry-based learning. The paper concludes by highlighting the benefits and challenges of this type of course for the students and pointing out how such a course can provide a different approach for entrepreneurship education targeted at science and engineering students. (Contains 2 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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