How to Assess the Development of Entrepreneurship Education at University Level – The Case of Denmark
Handbook of Entrepreneurship Education Series: The Entrepreneurial University, Fayolle, A. & Redford, D. (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2013, SMG WP 4/2013
34 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Date Written: February 19, 2013
In this book chapter we describe how Denmark’s eight universities have developed their supply of entrepreneurship education during the past three years. The governmental initiatives that aim to promote entrepreneurial universities, and the Danish context, are presented and related to this development. An assessment model of entrepreneurship education which includes the wide scope of dimensions important to education in the topic, such as content dimensions, stages in the entrepreneurial project and pedagogical dimensions is presented. By applying this model we have been able to analyse the strengths and weaknesses in the supply of entrepreneurship education at the eight universities.
The results show that the Danish universities have developed well regarding entrepreneurship education, especially on the pedagogical dimensions which means that more courses are becoming through and for entrepreneurship, rather than about entrepreneurship. The dominance of universities with business schools do, however, suggest that entrepreneurship education in Denmark is far from reaching maturity. Our results also suggest that it is important to focus on how to sustain the supply of entrepreneurship education rather than just invest in new course development.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial University, Evaluation, Assessment Model
JEL Classification: A2, H52, I25, L29
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