Redefining peer learning: Role of student entrepreneurs in teaching entrepreneurship in the UK higher education context

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Abstract

Entrepreneurship-related modules have become increasingly popular over the years, not only among business school students but also among those from other disciplines, including engineering and the arts and humanities. In some circumstances, they are offered as optional modules for students across different faculties and disciplines. While it is beneficial to mix students with different backgrounds, bringing in a wide range of perspectives, there are also challenges relating to course design and student engagement. With these challenges in mind, the authors trialled a new approach in the hope of motivating students from diverse academic and socio-cultural backgrounds to engage more fully in the classroom by utilising student entrepreneurs as guest speakers. The student-centric approach has proved effective in enhancing student engagement, as evidenced by both informal and formal feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalIndustry and Higher Education
Volume(In-Press)
Early online date26 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Apr 2021

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Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship education
  • guest speaker
  • peer power
  • student engagement

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