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 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in its series Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series with number 2008-25.
Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 12 Dec 2008
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Constructivist Perspective; Entrepreneurship; Competencies; Self-efficacy;
Other versions of this item:
- E. Izquierdo & D. Buyens, 2008. "Impact Assessment of an Entrepreneurship Course on Students’ Entrepreneurial Competencies: A Constructivist Perspective," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 08/506, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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