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Evaluation of the Entrepreneurship Education Programme in University: A New Approach

  • Urve Venesaar

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    (Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration of Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

  • Hannes Ling

    (Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration of Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

  • Karen Voolaid

    (Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration of Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

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    In entrepreneurship education, the development of entrepreneurial thinking and acquiring of relevant knowledge and skills for conducting the tuition process for the development of entrepreneurial initiative are very important. Besides this, it is important to also find different ways to measure the impact of the courses. The evaluation of the educational programme is a complex matter, as the question arises – what are we measuring, what indicators should be used and how should they be measured. The current study is an attempt to develop a new approach in the evaluation of entrepreneurship education programme in university - the assessment of entrepreneurship training results through changes in metacognitive awareness of participants. Students were asked to complete, both at the beginning and at the end of the training course, a cognitive adaptability questionnaire (by Haynie). The extent to which students reflect, think strategically, plan, recognize useful knowledge-skills and analyse/control themselves was uncovered based on the results. For analysing the changes in metacognitive awareness of respondents, both the Likert Scale and Bayesian Dependency Modelling techniques are used. A Comparison of average assessments at the beginning and at the end of the course shows a small rise. Moreover, considering the strengths of the dependencies between the most important statements of thinking process, participants present a trend of growing stronger after the training course.

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    Volume (Year): 13 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 30 (June)
    Pages: 377-391

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