Entrepreneurial Engineering Pedagogy: Models, Tradeoffs and Discourses
Journal article, 2019

While entrepreneurship discourse is gaining traction in engineering and
the number of entrepreneurship courses increase rapidly, there is a lack
of study focusing on how and why engineering educators facilitate
entrepreneurial experiences in their courses. Using a qualitative and
inductive case-study approach, this paper explores and explicates
pedagogical models for facilitating entrepreneurial experiences in
engineering, and their underlying design principles. Investigating seven
entrepreneurial project-based courses, three distinct pedagogical models
for facilitating entrepreneurial experiences are identified. Two potentially
conflicting dimensions are highlighted and argued as vital for educators
to consider when implementing entrepreneurial experiences into their
courses. These dimensions are: to make learning more personal, and
to make learning more professional. The paper discusses how
entrepreneurial engineering pedagogy is anchored in entrepreneurship
education and engineering education discourse, and suggests means
through which the two disparate streams of research can be integrated
in order to further research on entrepreneurial engineering pedagogy.

entrepreneurial competence

Entrepreneurial engineering

entrepreneurship education

pedagogical models

Author

Oskar Hagvall Svensson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Tom Adawi

Chalmers, Communication and Learning in Science, Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Mats Lundqvist

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Karen Williams Middleton

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

European Journal of Engineering Education

0304-3797 (ISSN) 1469-5898 (eISSN)

Vol. 45 5 691-710

Subject Categories

Educational Sciences

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

DOI

10.1080/03043797.2019.1671811

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10/5/2020