Entrepreneurship Programs and the Modern University
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Entrepreneurship Programs and the Modern University

Michael H. Morris, Donald F. Kuratko and Jeffrey R. Cornwall

After tracing the evolution of entrepreneurship within institutions of higher learning, the authors explore the key elements that constitute a comprehensive entrepreneurship program. Best practices at leading universities and differing kinds of academic environments are highlighted. They examine multiple aspects of program management and infrastructure, including curriculum and degree program development, where entrepreneurship is administratively housed, how it is organized, and approaches to staffing and resource acquisition.
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Chapter 6: Experiential learning in entrepreneurship

Michael H. Morris, Donald F. Kuratko and Jeffrey R. Cornwall


Experiential learning refers to learning by doing or from the doings of others. It centers on the idea that students can learn entrepreneurship theories, principles and concepts by applying themselves to projects and activities rooted in real-world practice. Experiential learning allows a student to do something and then learn a principle or concept, or to be introduced to the principle or concept and then reinforce that learning by applying it to some real-world situation. At their root, experiential approaches are based on the notion that learning is a process where knowledge is created from interactions between students and the environment (Kolb, 1984). The discipline of entrepreneurship finds itself at the leading edge in terms of introducing new experiential learning methodologies and techniques in higher education.

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