Educating for Entrepreneurship – the application of threshold concept theory

Hatt, Lucy (2017) Educating for Entrepreneurship – the application of threshold concept theory. In: 31st Annual Businet Conference, 8th - 10th November 2017, Vilamoura, Portugal.

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The UK government is not alone in recognising the growing demands of the labour market for graduates with enhanced teamworking skills who can think on their feet and be innovative in a global economic environment (QAA, 2012). As a result the growth of enterprise and entrepreneurship initiatives in Higher Education has seen a rapid rise, initially in the USA and subsequently across Europe and Asia (Katz, 2003). The assumption being that a primary value of Higher Education lies in the provision of a clear route to employment or self-employment for its graduates. Distinct measurement of the impact of Entrepreneurship initiatives to satisfy requirements for accountability can be problematic however, as impact on business start-up rates may lag graduation by some considerable period, entrepreneurial intent may be actually diminished, and enterprising skills may be conflated with employability. Using the theory of threshold concepts (Meyer & Land, 2003, 2005) as a tool for sense making, Lucy will outline her research into what is distinctive about entrepreneurship in order to inform effective curriculum design and subsequent assessment of and for learning. Using transactional curriculum inquiry, Lucy will share the initial stage of her research into the learning thresholds of entrepreneurship with Entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
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Depositing User: Lucy Hatt
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 12:00
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 10:03

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