WHAT DO STUDENTS THINK ABOUT AN INNOVATIVE TEACHING APPROACH IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION?

F. Galan

ETEA (SPAIN)
From the authors’ perspective Entrepreneurship education differ from teaching other Business Administrations courses. By means of classical lecturers it is not possible to teach skills for Entrepreneurs, we think. Bearing it in mind we have developed a set of activities in order to help students to improve their entrepreneurial potential.

This paper shows the innovative methodology that has been applied at ETEA (Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences, Córdoba, Spain) in order to try adding experiential based training on entrepreneurship to 5th year students. This methodology tries, not only to apply knowledge, but also to encourage students’ creativity as well as their initiative.
Once the course over, a survey has been carried out in order to test how students have felt with this methodology, strengths, weaknesses and what degree of learning students feel they have reached.

Those students are Business Administration students, which means most of them will get, and are willing to get, a job in a Corporation. This makes the challenge even more interesting and the theme of this paper is to show how ETEA, its staff and students are facing this challenge and what students think of it.