Making sense of learning: insights from an experientially-based undergraduate entrepreneurship programme

Blackwood, Tony, Round, Anna, Pugalis, Lee and Hatt, Lucy (2015) Making sense of learning: insights from an experientially-based undergraduate entrepreneurship programme. Industry and Higher Education, 29 (6). pp. 445-457. ISSN 0950-4222

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Entrepreneurial learning is complex, reflecting the distinctive dispositions of entrepreneurs (including nascent entrepreneurs at an early stage in their entrepreneurial life course). The surge in entrepreneurship education programmes over recent decades and attendant increase in scholarship has often contributed to this convoluted field. Consequently, universally applicable articulations of entrepreneurship education can be problematic, especially demarcating between more formal and less formal learning experiences not necessarily confined to traditional educational institutions. We explore the ways in which nascent entrepreneurs during the first year of a specific three-year experientially-based programme experience and articulate their own ‘learning’ and development. By drawing attention to their deployment of sense-making narratives, we present the key findings which generate some important implications for theory and practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experiential learning; flexible learning; nascent entrepreneurship; team-based learning
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Lucy Hatt
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 12:28
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 12:28

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