Research Institute Involved in Entrepreneurship Programme by pxg20930

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									   Pedagogical Approach to
Developing Entrepreneurship and
           Enterprise
  'This project has been funded under the HEA
    administered Strategic Innovation Fund'
          Overall Objective
• Use Young Entrepreneurship Programme
  (YEP) as a pipe line
• Embed into 3rd level programmes

• An Iterative process

• An Interactive process
             What is YEP?
• Unique educational collaboration between
  academia and enterprise
• Illustrates the validity of entrepreneurship as
  a career choice
• Identifies, informs, recognises and celebrates
  the next generation of business leaders
• Unique programme pooling resources
  (educators, state bodies, entrepreneurs,
  private sector companies and individuals)
• Significant support from entrepreneurial
  community
          YEP Programme
• September to April - underpinned by a variety
  of pedagogies
• Attendance at BlueSky/BootCamp/Workshop
• Developing a feasible business idea
• Creating a business plan
• Working through a dedicated textbook
• Support of an educator/mentor
• Formal examination
• Final awards ceremony
             Resources
• Textbook: ‘Entrepreneurship Made
  Simple’
• www.youngentrepreneur.ie
• Mentors/Educators
• DVDs
• Case studies
• Bebo / You / Flickr / Basecamp
• Multiple interactive teaching methods
              Educators
• 3 day training
• Educators Manual
• Involved in the evolution of the
  programme
• Feedback
• Networking opportunities
• Award
                  Mentors
•   Mentoring training
•   Mentor’s Manual
•   Local business people
•   1 mentor to 20 students
•   Monthly visits linked to textbook chapters
•   ‘Reality Check’
•   Support students throughout the programme
•   CSR!!!!!
    Benefits of YEP to participant
• Thinking outside the box
• Practical understanding of business
• Acquisition of core entrepreneurial skills set
• Three pronged support structure
• Certificate of Entrepreneurship (Distinction -
  over 70%)(CV)
• Alumni
• Transferable life skills
            Participants
• Third Level: Institute of Technology
  Tralee
  – Schools of Business, Engineering &
    Science

• Second Level: 17 participating schools

• 550 Business Plans
• 950 at Bluesky Day
    Young Entrepreneur Winner




Neasa Fitzpatrick - Colaiste Na Sceilge, Cahersiveen
                 Outputs
• Multiple pedagogies

• Learning environment

• Teaching Notes

• Evolve the programme in years 1 and 2

• Role out the programme in Limerick in Year 3
                Challenges
•   Accreditation
•   Integrating it with semesterised programmes
•   Alternative assessment modes
•   Outside the business schools
•   Cross Curricular
•   Buy- In
•   Lead Time
      CEED- Centre of
Entrepreneurship & Enterprise
• Development of entrepreneurial mindset
• Tap into latent creativity
• Promote innovation
• Align operations with strategic
  objectives for development of an
  entrepreneurial college culture
• Promote education as an essential
  ingredient of entrepreneurial success
      CEED – Centre for Enterprise and
       Entrepreneurship Development
•   Entrepreneurship Education
•   Applied and Basic Research
•   YEP
•   EPP – Enterprise Platform Programme
•   Business Incubator – Tom Crean Centre
•   Technology Transfer
•   Work Placement Network
•   JADE – Junior Enterprise Society

								
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