Impact Assessment of an Entrepreneurship Course on Students’ Entrepreneurial Competencies: A Constructivist Perspective
AbstractThis paper reports on educational issues of an entrepreneurship course, supported by a constructivist perspective. The study discusses the relevance of constructivism in entrepreneurship education. As a way of assessing this issue, a pre-test-post-test multiple-group quasi-experimental design was performed with the data collected during an academic term. Data were collected by using three instruments to examine the students’ entrepreneurial competencies and self-efficacy levels; two of them were newly developed. Results indicate that an action-oriented instructional approach, fitting into the constructivist view, has a positive impact on the development of entrepreneurial competencies in undergraduate students. Furthermore, the findings reveal that students self-assessed higher on their entrepreneurial self-efficacy after the course completion. Discussion of the findings and implications for future research are presented.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its series Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium with number 08/506.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Constructivist Perspective; Entrepreneurship; Competencies; Self-efficacy.;
Other versions of this item:
- Izquierdo, E. & Buyens, D., 2008. "Impact assessment of an entrepreneurship course on students’ entrepreneurial competencies: a constructivist perspective," Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series 2008-25, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
- NEP-ALL-2008-06-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-06-27 (Education)
- NEP-ENT-2008-06-27 (Entrepreneurship)
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