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Entrepreneurship Education and Action-Oriented Pedagogical Approaches

Moses, Chinonye, Love and Akinbode, Mosunmola and Olokundun, Ayodele Maxwell and Agboola, Mayowa G. (2015) Entrepreneurship Education and Action-Oriented Pedagogical Approaches. International Journal of Educational Science and Research, 5 (5). pp. 53-60.

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The inclusion of the entrepreneurship education to global educational curricula resulted from the wide recognition of entrepreneurship as an important concept for poverty alleviation, employment generation, wealth creation and economic vitality. Entrepreneurship education is the transference of information and skills relevant for investment opportunity identification, entrepreneurial strategies and effective pursuit of an enterprise to a successful level to students. This involves tackling real problems that inspire and empower students to take the initiative and responsibility for their own learning. However, different approaches have been identified and adopted by different entrepreneurship educators in Nigerian higher institutions. But how effective have these approaches been? This is a question that has not been properly addressed in our educational environment. The adoption of action-oriented pedagogical approaches that enhance critical thinking skills and helps students to identify problems, seek out and evaluate relevant information and resources, and design and carry out plans for solving these problems is vitally important. This research paper is focused on examining the need for the adoption of action-oriented pedagogical approaches in teaching entrepreneurship in our higher institutions for the enhancement of students’ entrepreneurial learning and activities before and after their graduation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 17:07
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 11:18

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