Title: Experiential learning as teaching strategy for entrepreneurship: assessment of a Brazilian experience

Authors: Marcelo F. Tete; Ricardo Limongi; Marcos Inácio Severo De Almeida; Cândido Borges

Addresses: School of Business Administration, Accounting and Economics, Federal University of Goiás, Campus Samambaia – P.O. Box 131, ZIP Code 74.001-970, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil ' School of Business Administration, Accounting and Economics, Federal University of Goiás, Campus Samambaia – P.O. Box 131, ZIP Code 74.001-970, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil ' School of Business Administration, Accounting and Economics, Federal University of Goiás, Campus Samambaia – P.O. Box 131, ZIP Code 74.001-970, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil ' School of Business Administration, Accounting and Economics, Federal University of Goiás, Campus Samambaia – P.O. Box 131, ZIP Code 74.001-970, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Abstract: As the world faces a paradigm shift driven by the growth of information technologies and knowledge, educators will need to recognise the impact of that change on entrepreneurship learning (Luczkiw, 2008). In Brazil the research on alternative methodologies for entrepreneurship education which should be utilised under this new environmental context is still incipient and has provided few empirical results. Aiming to fill this gap the paper describes and assesses an experiential entrepreneurship teaching strategy developed in a Brazilian university. The main results suggest that the method stimulated students to become future entrepreneurs and helped them to develop some entrepreneurial skills.

Keywords: entrepreneurship education; experiential learning; teaching strategy; Brazil; innovation; entrepreneurial learning; higher education; entrepreneurial skills.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.065547

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.16 No.4, pp.428 - 447

Available online: 29 Oct 2014 *

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