Kolb Interrupted : An investigation into students' experience of an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Hall, Martin en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Collier-Reed, Brandon I en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Case, Jenni en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Marks, Jonathan Tresman en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-02T17:11:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-02T17:11:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Marks, J. 2012. Kolb Interrupted : An investigation into students' experience of an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6884
dc.description.abstract Entrepreneurial activity is widely regarded as a primary driver of socio-economic development. Alongside structural and systemic support, entrepreneurship education is a critical factor in improving entrepreneurial activity. While entrepreneurship education initiatives abound, little is understood about the effectiveness and pedagogical basis of these programmes, especially from the perspective of the student. This thesis focuses on a case study of a South African programme of entrepreneurship education designed around Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle. The research employs a phenomenographic framework to identify the qualitatively different ways in which students experience this experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education. This research shows that students' ways of experiencing learning can be characterised in one of two ways; a superficial way of experiencing learning in which students takes on a less sophisticated and surface view of learning, and an immersed way of experiencing learning in which students' engage in a deep and sophisticated manner. These ways of experiencing learning suggest two ways in which Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle is interrupted; firstly, at the point of concrete experience, and secondly, at the point of reflective observation. This study makes a contribution to knowledge by examining experiential learning from the perspective of the student, and shows how programmes of entrepreneurship education can be better designed, in order to have an impact on entrepreneurial activity and socio-economic development. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Kolb Interrupted : An investigation into students' experience of an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Marks, J. T. (2012). <i>Kolb Interrupted : An investigation into students' experience of an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6884 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Marks, Jonathan Tresman. <i>"Kolb Interrupted : An investigation into students' experience of an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6884 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Marks JT. Kolb Interrupted : An investigation into students' experience of an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6884 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Marks, Jonathan Tresman AB - Entrepreneurial activity is widely regarded as a primary driver of socio-economic development. Alongside structural and systemic support, entrepreneurship education is a critical factor in improving entrepreneurial activity. While entrepreneurship education initiatives abound, little is understood about the effectiveness and pedagogical basis of these programmes, especially from the perspective of the student. This thesis focuses on a case study of a South African programme of entrepreneurship education designed around Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle. The research employs a phenomenographic framework to identify the qualitatively different ways in which students experience this experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education. This research shows that students' ways of experiencing learning can be characterised in one of two ways; a superficial way of experiencing learning in which students takes on a less sophisticated and surface view of learning, and an immersed way of experiencing learning in which students' engage in a deep and sophisticated manner. These ways of experiencing learning suggest two ways in which Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle is interrupted; firstly, at the point of concrete experience, and secondly, at the point of reflective observation. This study makes a contribution to knowledge by examining experiential learning from the perspective of the student, and shows how programmes of entrepreneurship education can be better designed, in order to have an impact on entrepreneurial activity and socio-economic development. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Kolb Interrupted : An investigation into students' experience of an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education TI - Kolb Interrupted : An investigation into students' experience of an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6884 ER - en_ZA


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