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Entrepreneurship in Education Live Projects

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posted on 2022-10-25, 11:11 authored by Dinah Griffiths, Catherine Tarling, Rhiannon PackerRhiannon Packer, Jane Newby

 Undergraduate BA (Hons) Education and Linked Named Award (LNA) programmes (Welsh/English medium) year 2 students for their Professional Learning and Practice 2 module are given the opportunity to engage with local community groups for live project work. Research findings suggested that the student experience on the BA (Hons) Education programme were closely linked to the quality of the experience within the placement setting. The live projects encourage new methods of delivery and assessment criteria within the education programme which allow students to engage in an innovative learning opportunity, simulating the workplace experience. These new settings provide placement opportunities on a voluntary basis where there is a variation in the student experience. The purpose of the activity using a blend of academic learning and practical experience is to develop learners networking, confidence, team working and problem solving skills whilst engaging with real companies and not for profit organisations within the local community. Groups of students work with an organisation to create resources, education packs, or organise events for schoolchildren, young people or teachers (to introduce as part of the curriculum) to help encourage more interest in the aims and objectives of the company or not for profit organisation. All groups have to actively engage with their organisation and the community to; fulfil the brief; research, plan and carry out the task; pitch ideas and present to peers and representatives on their experiences; and feedback on the project. 


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Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal

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Griffiths, D, Tarling, C, Packer, R & Newby, J. (2015) 'Entrepreneurship in Education Live Projects' Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal, vol 1, no. SI-ETC, 10, pp. 46-50.

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