Strategies for teaching entrepreneurship
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  • 1. Handbook of research in entrepreneurship education
    Strategies for teaching Entrepreneurship :
    What else beyond lectures, Case Studies andBusiness Plans?
    Professor assistant : Dr.Arabioun
    Composed and Presented by: Msc.mohammad Reza alhagh
    faculty of entrepreneurship Tehran university
  • 2. Introduction
    Growing the number of universities offering Entrepreneurship courses.(in 90s)
    First entrepreneurship course was at Harvard University By Myles Mace.
    Pioneer Countries that Offers this subjects till 2000 Were :
  • 3. Introduction
    Till 1990s , focus of entrepreneurial Programs were on Business Plan
    This kind of teaching resulted in focusing on content rather than learning
    Vesalain And Strommer Pointed out that teaching it should be a question of method rather than Content.
    Kyro Pointed out that differentiation between the approaches towards this issue is because of different concepts of education in different cultures .
  • 4. Introduction
    Solomon (2002) , defines common methods of teaching entrepreneurship :
    Business plans
    Lectures by well-known profs.
    Case studies
    Supervised reading Programs
  • 5. Introduction
    Advantages and Disadvantages Of BP (Marrion, 2003 , p.62) :
    • Negative effect of preparing BP for student , cause they think it can make the way harder.
    • 6. Students can learn to anticipate the future
    • 7. Develop contacts for their project needs
    • 8. Identify their own weaknesses
    • 9. Learn about inFo sources
    • 10. The success or failures of entrepreneur can’t be related to Bp.(Carrier 2004)
  • Simulation & Games
    Some authors propose simulation , in order to help Students devise their own strategies and make decision to ensure the success of their small Firm.
    Goal of simulation : help students solving problems by certain number of notions.(Honig 2004)
    Honig view : students learn to develop their ability to adapt through action or trial and error so choosing the right simulation is important.
  • 11. Simulation & Games
    Simulation exercise must based on learning objectives.
    Hindle (2002) Propose 4 criteria for choosing right simulation exercise :
    Ability of the scenario should be credible and relevant
    Unambiguous communication relating to different aspects
    Function adjusted to technical support material
    Cost-benefit analysis
  • 12. 1.Computer Based simulation
    Wolfe & Bruton found 3 simulation that were of interest to university level Entrepreneurship Training :
    Entrepreneurial simulation program(Penderghast ,1988)
    Entrepreneurs : A simulation (Smith & Golden ,1987)
    Starting a small Business : A Simulation Game (Gupta & Hamman, 1974 )
  • 13. 2.Behavioural simulations
    They are essentially experiential activities in which a business situation is created so that student can experience certain behaviors in order to develop entrepreneurial skills.
  • 14. Different between 2 groups
    Stumpf (1991 ) Pointed out that :
    • Computer simulation teach about a fixed set of effort consequences captured by a pre programmed model
    • 15. Behavioral simulations teach about sense-making and opportunity seeking process
  • Behavioral Simulations
    Stumpf (1991) conducted a research and found that following skills were improved :
    Ability to ask questions about the future firm
    Ability to generate several possible scenarios
    Redefinition of issues to make them easier to understand
    Ability to seek out and promote innovative ideas
  • 16. Original educational proposals
    1. Teaching entrepreneurship through the classics : like the character in Moby Dick > Struggling hard situations for them to make success
    Othello For Failures
    2. Teaching entrepreneurship through videos : teaching entrepreneural skill through some films
    3. Teaching entrepreneurship using life stories : creating their own BioGraphies so find out their own capabilities