Value creation programmes: lessons from an early‐stage implementation

Bozward, David and Rogers-Draycott, Matthew (2020) Value creation programmes: lessons from an early‐stage implementation. Entrepreneurship Education. ISSN 2520-8152

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This paper explores the authors’ efforts to design and deliver a Venture Creation Programme (VCP) at the University of Worcester between 2015 and 2017. The pur‐ pose of the paper is to present critical insights into the manner in which learning can be facilitated through VCPs using our own experiences as an example. The paper begins with a discussion of the authors’ methodology before moving to a literature review addressing VCP’s and related elements of entrepreneurial education best practice. It then shifts to a critical discussion of the authors’ experiences based on insights, student and staff evaluations, and course data. In the process of conduct‐ ing this review the authors found that good pedagogical design, in a VCP context, needs to focus on ensuring that academics promote constructive alignment between the curriculum that is ‘taught’, the teaching methods used, the learning environment chosen and the assessment procedures adopted. Only by minimising inconsistencies which link these factors will students’ experiences of venture creation be fully engaging, promoting more effective, experiential and entrepreneurial development. This paper provides educators with an original and experiential insight into the design of a VCP programme and the pedagogical developments required for their successful implementation. There is considerable value herein for higher education institutions which want to design a new VCP, especially with reference to the curriculum design, experiential learning activities, types and methods of assessments and online learning environments for entrepreneurial students.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Venture Creation Programmes, Pedagogy, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Education
Divisions: Business and Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Dr David Bozward
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 10:50
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2022 16:42

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